This game called life is far from simple, nobody is dealt a perfect hand. When things get difficult, all you want is a free pass to make your problems disappear. Truth is, you don’t want this life to be easy, you want it to be complicated, confusing, and trying. You want to get hurt, heartbroken, and frustrated. Don’t fail to see the meaning of difficult times, they shape you, build you, and strengthen you.
While it feels like these tough times cripple you, they actually define your character. You can’t see the rainbow unless you’ve weathered the storm. Take away all these negative feelings and you wouldn’t have the positive ones.
Times will get hard, there’s no denying it. This life will knock the wind out of you and kick you while you’re down. This life is merciless and unforgiving. You’re going to get hurt. You will have scars. When you’ve had all you can take and feel that there’s no fight left in you, continue to push through. Remember what it’s like to accomplish something new. Remember what it’s like to fall in love, that inexplicable feeling that consumes you, breathes life into your soul, and keeps you up at night.
Be humble about your successes, nobody likes a braggart. If you see someone in need, always help them out, but never expect help when you find yourself in need. This world we live in is round, things will always come back around. If not today, then tomorrow, or the next day, but it will all come back around.
Never take a single day for granted, even the bad ones. Celebrate the fact that you wake up each day and can feel, whether it be good or bad. Believe in the good of others, the mystery of life and above all else, believe in yourself. Dance in the rain, sing in the shower, and hold nothing back. See the light at the end of the tunnel, even when it’s dark. Never discount your ability to wake up each day and experience all the things that make life worth living.
Sometimes, life will be hard, but it will always be worth it.