Ever wondered why you were put on earth? Why you are where you are now and not in some remote village in the amazon? Why you are related to the people you call family? What is life really about? Why is it not as easy as you thought it would be? Years back when I was younger, I remember thinking I had a pretty good idea of what life is all about, thinking that I know how my life is going to turn out, making plans for the next many years; years that have come and gone…
You grow up, finish school, then discover this whole entire different world where things are cut throat, and you don’t get things just because you showed your puppy face. Its life, its messed up sometimes! But what do you do when life deals you a bad hand? When things are going exactly how they should not? How do you stay calm and level headed at the same time encouraging yourself and injecting some much needed hope.
I have realised that life is a journey, we are moving, everything is moving. We are getting older every day, we are constantly needing to get one thing or the other done. We have deadlines and responsibilities, we have bills to pay that we wish would just go away sometimes. When you look deep within yourself, you will find strength that you had no idea existed! You will find that what you thought would have been the end of you was the beginning of an incredible journey- That divorce, that retrenchment, the loss of a loved one. The journey was bloody hard, but when you look back, you realise you’ve come a long way- you are stronger and wiser. You cannot be broken!!
So when life deals you a bad hand, stay in the game. Don’t quit-never quit! You may get weary, you may fall, you may stagnate and not move at all, but after all this, you must get up, keep your head up. Smile sometimes, look in the mirror and tell yourself you are valuable, you are strong, you are beautiful. So many have walked the path you are walking right now, people all over the world are fighting their battles, some with scars we all can see and some whose are skin deep. Know you are not alone in the journey, delight in the fact that many have made it past the tough times. The depression or addiction or heartbreak will NOT be the end of you, but you must decide to end the pity party. You must decide that you will make it through it all. Face your fears, be bold, be confident that this too shall pass!