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Life isn’t butterflies and rainbows. This is something we all know painfully well. Reality isn’t something we can run away or take a break from. Mistakes are made, we fall short of our expectations for ourselves, and no matter how hard we try, things still go wrong.

I know that sometimes life doesn’t make sense but this has allowed us to learn that everything that’s confusing you is also changing you. Everything that’s hurting you is also healing you. Everything that’s burdening you is also teaching you. 

Bad things happen to everyone. We all fall down sometimes, but what matters is that you get back up again. We can look at life’s trials in two ways. One involves letting the hurt and disappoint overtake us and make us into bitter people. Or, we can look at them as an opportunity to improve, learn, have a change of heart, and grow. The choices you make are a testament to the life you live. You can either let difficult situations destroy you or teach you. Life is what you make of it. 

If we never made mistakes, we would remain stationary. Mistakes allow us to learn and learning helps shape character. Change and growth go hand-in-hand. If you aren’t growing, you aren’t going anywhere.

Life is all about hills and valleys. The valleys make the hills seem that much bigger and better. Bad circumstances are never easy to go through. I can safely say that nobody enjoys going through life’s storms. It’s never easy, but the storms pass eventually.

The important thing to remember is that you are going to get through them, and you will come out on the other side.  Our darkest storms and most painful mistakes can turn into our greatest victories. Think of something that happened in your past. How did it shape you as a person and how have you learned? 

If you are struggling with shame from a past mistake, and you just haven’t forgiven yourself, take the time to learn from it. Chances are, you can help anybody else who fallen into the same trap as you did.If you are fighting a battle right now, and you don’t know if you are strong enough to get through it, have courage. You got this. 

Personally, This year life just hit me. The tension had been building, my foot was on the gas, but the car wasn’t in gear.

My advice is to stop running and give yourself a moment. Let your body be.

I like to think that for every bad thing that happens, something good will find its way to you. Because life is not meant to add up, it’s not meant to have a final answer and it’s not meant to be all figured out.

Life is not meant to go one way or the other. It’s not meant to be black or white. It will always confuse us and take us by surprise. It will always ambush us with situations we were not prepared for. It may sometimes be too much to handle and sometimes too beautiful to forget. Sometimes it’s going to be on our side and everything will align perfectly and sometimes it will elude us. It will fool us. It will play the worst tricks on us.

But I’d like to think that we as humans are made to be able to adapt. We know how to change, grow and evolve so we can keep up with life. We know how to find the light and the best in the situations. We know how to fall down then stand back up. We know the response to falling down is getting back up. We know how to survive. Life’s what you make of it. Which defines the hardest situations. 

Let’s cling on to this truth. In failures, in mistakes, in trials, cling to hope. It is the only truth that will get you through this crazy thing called life.

Dig deep and persevere through your struggles, failures, and mistakes. You are capable of more than you know.

When all is said and done, when you are dusting off the dirt off your shoulders, you might not even recognize the type of person you have become.

And that, my dear, could be the greatest thing that has ever happened to you.

Life can be more powerful than us but we still know how to win. We know how to battle.We know how to rally after the hardest setbacks. We know how to fight back.

So maybe we just need to slow down.Seek inspiration at a sensitive time of growth and personal development, take time to think and practice letting life fill every inch of you! Inhale the good stuff and exhale the BS!  

Stop running. Stop chasing. Stop trying too hard and stop choosing to suffer because of what others put us through or what life did to us. Choose positivity. Grow in the ups, and grow in the downs. Everything will be okay.


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  • Sherri

    Sherri Sherri

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    I choose to stand up as I go even if I get dusty along the way. God put me here and does not intend for me to give up

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  • Lucas

    Lucas Lucas

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    Great article. Well said

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