Listen friends, I’m not someone who believes in “choosing happiness” or not allowing yourself to feel the crappy feelings.
Sometimes life is just plain painful.
Sometimes nothing seems to go your way.
Sometimes everything feels dark and gloomy.
And when those kinds of days happen, it’s completely normal and acceptable to feel all the feelings about it.
You might want to scream into your pillow…
or cry out of frustration…
or fire off some angry texts and emails and social media responses…
or crawl back into bed…
or even run away.
But, we have to look for the good parts.
Even if they are hard to find.
Even if there aren’t a lot of them.
I promise there are always some good parts. There is always some glimmer of hope to hold on to. Let those good parts be what defines your day, not the other things.
So, even if today was one of “those days” - those days where lots of stuff went wrong, maybe if you look hard enough you will find that it was also one of “those days” - those days where you can find some glimmers of hope.
And when you find the glimmers, even if all you can find is one teeny tiny strand of a glimmer, hold on tight to it and let it remind you that brighter days are ahead.
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Now, more than ever, we all need a little support to help get us through the rough spots. With all the pressures of life, it can be a challenge to find time to not only take care of yourself but also to truly understand who you even are anymore.