Sometimes life doesn’t make any sense. But we have to embrace it nonetheless. To boost our confidence, we have to face what terrifies us most. To build effortless relationships, we have to put the work in. To appreciate the beauty of life, we have to witness its cruelty. To propel forwards, we have to swing backwards. We have to trust that it will all fall into place. We might not reap the harvest we wish for every day, but the seeds we sow now will grow into the plants for the picking later.
Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but the seeds that you plant. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson
Life is full of contradictions. We cannot know happiness without sadness. We cannot know success without failure. We cannot know relationships without loneliness. We cannot know confidence without insecurity. The contradictions are what make life beautiful. Because happiness flourishes from sadness, through the comfort of those around us. Because failure nurtures success by testing our perseverance and strength. Because loneliness makes us value those people we take for granted around us. Because insecurity reminds us that we can love ourselves despite our imperfections. Don’t be afraid to feel, both the joyful and melancholy emotions. It’s ok to let them out. And life will be better because of it.