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.
I really agree with this post. Life is often about just forcing yourself to move forwards and put one foot in front of another a day at a time. I had severe depression from the age of 13 to 25 and was diagnosed with clinical depression at the age of 22. So many times I wanted to kill myself and got very close on one occasion but I was interrupted. But I always had the tiniest bit of hope that perhaps things might get better and it was that that stopped me killing myself. I took myself into therapy and recovered from the clinical depression at the age of 25. Later after my mother was in a terrible state after multiple strokes I got addicted to drugs. But now I am 11 years clean with all my mental health problems and addictions in recovery I am happier and more peaceful than I have ever been. Thank God I didn’t kill myself all those years I was depressed.
Thank you for sharing your story. I am happy for you and all of the things that you have overcome. I hope others see your story and it inspires them to keep their hopes up!
Some things we cannot control and sometimes even cannot help. The best way is to let it go, and living life is harder than dying for sure.
It’s true but it can certainly be hard for people to let it go when they care so much. I know that emotions get the best of me all of the time!