Life is a funny thing. There are some days that are downright awful and others that nothing but a pure delight. Some people are more fortunate than other, full of blessings and a life filled with the fondest of memories. Life is harder for others.
I often forget how some people struggle with the day to day things in life. Not only do they have the same obstacles that we do but some have to work up the motivation to even get themselves out of bed. Imagine how difficult something like a confrontation would be.
My point here is that we don’t always know what it is like to walk in the shoes of others. Even if we were to try, some situations would affect us differently and we could never really fully appreciate the ups and downs of one’s life or mind.
I have seen people near and dear to me battle with addictions, depression, anxiety, tragedy, and other demons. There have been so many times were I had wished that I could fix it for them, take away their pain and help them find their smile again.
Tragically sometimes these things become unbearable to those we love and regardless of how we feel or how much we try, the weight does them in.
Luckily, there are also those who persevere and overcome these battles. They become some of the strongest people in our lives, they savor the good days and typically provide the most sound advice.
If you are struggling with any battle, any issue, any demon; I hope that you are able to defeat it even if it is only one day at time. Take life one step at a time if you need to, but I hope you know that each step is worth taking. Some days will always be better than others but the positives are worth the negatives. Don’t be afraid to tell someone when you need help; don’t give up on yourself and certainly don’t give up hope.
I will leave you with a quote by the ever inspiring Albert Einstein:
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving on.