Every life has its hardships, no matter we do. We can try to play it safe, we can take the same road as many before us, we can try to please our loved ones, but these lives have their hardships too. We all get stressed, angry, lonely, lost, sad. So why wouldn’t we just do what we love? What makes the hard times bearable is having purpose. And purpose grows from doing what makes us happy and aspiring to accomplish something that will bring us great joy. Everything in between is worth it, the good and the bad. Go out there and find your purpose. Don’t be afraid of it and don’t try to borrow someone else’s. He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.
We all have times when it feels like life is stacked up against us. Sometimes everything goes wrong at once. Other times things go wrong one after another and we can never catch a break. Either way, it feels like we’re drowning in sorrow, uncertainty, anxiety, and exhaustion. It feels like the bricks are piling up and it’s getting harder to find our way round. But the harder, darker times will pass – because we will pass through them. We don’t need to wait for those times to pass, because that would mean mean letting life pass us by too. We have to remain optimistic of the brighter future. We have to remain resilient and agile to search for that future. Don’t give up. One day, we’ll climb to the top of the brick tower we didn’t realise we were building and look out at how far we’ve come and how far we can still go.
We cannot travel through life alone. We naturally pick up people along the way. Because life is tough, and we all need love, support, and comfort. But sometimes we’ve got to look at our passengers and think who will give us that support. If our ride was to run out of gas, who would just be catching a ride and who would help us push? It isn’t always clear cut. But don’t be afraid to deserve better when it comes to the people you surround ourselves with. Those who are there at your lowest moments are the ones who deserve to be there at your best moments. Don’t lose sight of your true friends. And don’t lose sight of yourself.
“Difficult times [and problems] are like washing machines; they twist us, spin us and knock us around, but in the end we come out cleaner, brighter and better than before” – Unknown