Life is full of curve balls, snow balls in the face, knock downs, and beautiful moments. We often tend to focus on the negative and forget about the positive. We often worry about what is going wrong and forget to live in the moment. In the moments of happiness, we forget to give thanks. To just be still.
I can admit that in this past year, I forgot to stand still. I forgot to enjoy what was and I struggle to remember that things aren’t simple. I forgot to memorialize the great times.
I’ve been guilty in remembering and focusing on everything that didn’t go as planned. I focused on what went wrong, what I wasn’t happy about, and what I thought would go wrong.
Even as I’m going through heartbreak, I am thankful for so many things. I have my moments of feeling sorry for myself. Of being angry. But the truth is, I’m not angry. I’m not sorry. I’m going through normal emotions. Deep down, I’m thankful. I experienced love and something I will carry with me forever. Did it end? Yes. But the feelings will guide me through the rest of my life.
I refuse to focus on the negative. I won’t dwell too long on the hurt. I’m trying to focus on where life will lead me next. I have other things to focus on. My children whom I dedicate my entire life to. My health, which isn’t perfect right now. My family who have always been there in times of need. We are all imperfect.
I’m inspired by books I’m reading. I’m facing challenges daily.
Life isn’t easy, it isn’t always fair, and we don’t get what we want. Maybe I’ll look back years from now and laugh at myself and my silly emotions. Maybe there was a reason for this to happen. I like to think people are brought into our lives to teach us things. I sure did learn a lot.
So, be inspired when bad things happen. Face the challenges with all you’ve got. Things will get better. One day at a time.
Let’s do this together.