Today’s post is a bit different from anything I ever wrote here before. I feel like there are people out there like myself who are bummed out right now. And so in the spirit of comradery, I am writing this post to let you know that no matter how bad it may seem, you can’t give up. You can’t let the negativity win.
Life can suck sometimes. It can be messy and unfair. Things beyond your control will happen to you and leave you feeling helpless and alone. People will mock you and hurt you. They will lie, cheat and steal. They will do anything to make you feel like you aren’t worthy of breathing.
No matter what people say or do to you, no matter what life throws at you, you can’t give into the negativity. You have to keep fighting. You are special. You are amazing. You are who you are and you can’t let anyone or anything steal that away from you. Keep working to achieve your dreams. Keep being you. Keep doing what you’re doing. Don’t give in just because life or people are trying to get in your way. Push them aside and keep going.
With that being said though, you need to learn when to walk away. Some things and some people aren’t worth your time. If that person or that situation isn’t having a positive influence on your life, then you don’t need it. If someone or something is hurting you, leave it where it lay. Some things just can’t be fixed.
I’d love to tell you it will get better, but I can’t. Unfortunately, some wounds never heal. Some things follow us the rest of our lives. However, you can’t let that control you. It can’t be your excuse. It can’t be your crutch. It can’t be the reason you don’t try or the reason you give up. Pain is power. It actually does make you stronger. Use that in your favor. Use that new-found strength to conquer the world. You are much stronger than you think you are.
When you’re bummed out, your problems seem so heavy. You probably feel like Atreyu did when he was going through the Swamp of Sadness. But just like Atreyu, we are not alone in the swamps. There are other people there with burdens trudging along as well. Sometimes we are so engrossed in our own issues that we don’t see someone else who is drowning right next to us. Sometimes we are too busy drowning that we don’t see the people trying to throw us life preservers. Either way, look around. If there’s a hand reaching out to you, whether you are drowning or not, reach back. Learn to help someone and be helped. We can’t always do it alone.
Don’t be discouraged readers. There are people out there who love you and care about you. I may not know you. I may never meet you. I may never laugh with you or cry with you. But I love you. And I’m here for you. You are not alone. Remember that.