When a traumatic event hits, sometimes we sink faster than the titanic after hitting the iceberg. I say “we” for anyone who has felt the pain, sorrows, & struggles of any tragedy. We tend to let it overcome us in its entirety, sometimes without even realizing it.
We find ourselves blocking out the positives in the world around us and focusing in on all the negativity. We ignore any sunlight that’s trying to shine through the dark clouds. When life shakes us up, we tend to forget just how beautiful this life can truly be.
We forget to breathe.
& Sometimes we forget to put on our raincoats and soon we are soaking in our own struggles.
Maybe, You lost your job. Lost a loved one. Failed that exam. Hurt the one who loves you. Made that mistake. Traveled that path you said you would never go down.
You are not alone and this is your reminder.
Just like the weather changes daily, so does life. The only constant in life is change. When you can accept that, the fifty-pound weight on your shoulders will finally be lifted. The good that comes today, may not come tomorrow, inhale it. The bad that may come tomorrow exhale it. Just like inhaling tobacco from a long drag is harmful for your body, so is inhaling the bad that life throws your way.
If you forget to exhale the bad, it will eat you alive just like a cancer. You will never see clearly and find the beauty after your storms. Just like that weather reporter predicted sunshine, and we got rain, life isn’t meant to always be right. We are given storms to challenge ourselves, to learn from them, and to come out stronger than we would ever be without them.
The storms of life are always temporary & only have the power to defeat you if YOU let them. You are in charge of your own happiness, and YOU are the only one holding yourself back from that.
You will find a better job, you will realize your loved one wouldn’t want to see you suffer, you can re-take the course, you can make amends with the people you hurt, and you can always take the path to a better future. You are not defined by the struggles you’ve gone through, you are defined by the by the strength you gained from the struggles.
You might not always see the entire rainbow, but I promise you, one day you will finally see that pot of gold, because eventually every storm runs out of rain.