Reminder: You Will Survive

Reminder: You Will Survive

This is your reminder that whatever darkness you are facing will eventually become light. That whatever knots are tied around you will one day be released. That every storm cloud will finally break to a baby blue sky. That you should not feel invalidated, or think what you’re experiencing somehow doesn’t matter (because it does), but that everything in this world is temporary. And this too shall pass.

This is your reminder that sometimes the hardest moments of our lives shape us. That sometimes the deepest heartache changes us for the better. That the relationships we lose teach us what to value when the next person comes along. That the loved ones we watch go to heaven will give us lessons and blessings that shape the way we live from this moment on. That the unanswered prayers might be what we really needed. That every awful thing we experience makes us who we are.

This is your reminder that you won’t always feel the way you do right now. That in time, you will wake without thinking of the person who walked away, or the mistake you made. That with distance, you will heal from abuse and find your wings. That with space, you will begin to find yourself again, in ways that you never imagined you could.

This is your reminder that what breaks will remold. That what bends can be reformed. That what shatters can be put back together again, this time with even more patience and care, and into something that doesn’t resemble the original but shines even brighter in the light.

This is your reminder that a breakthrough always happens in the midst of pain. That just when you think you can’t resurface, you find air. That just when you’ve hit rock bottom, and aren’t sure how to get back up, you bounce and head upwards again. That even when you think you cannot pull through, you crawl and scratch and kick your way back to your feet.

This is your reminder that you can be defeated, but not destroyed.
This is your reminder that you can, and will survive. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

Marisa is a writer, poet, & editor. She is the author of Somewhere On A Highway, a poetry collection on self-discovery, growth, love, loss and the challenges of becoming.

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