You can’t really begin to appreciate life until it has knocked you down a few times. You can’t really begin to appreciate love until your heart has been broken. And you can’t really begin to appreciate happiness until you’ve known sadness. Once you’ve walked through the valley, the view from the mountaintop is breathtaking. – Susan Gale
These last couple years have been a whirlwind for a lot of us..myself included. It seems to be one thing after another. I can’t speak for everyone but I see a lot of hurting souls in this world. A lot of breakups, depression, suicide, and just plain hurt. It’s all around us and even in the happiest of faces I see you. I have been you. I am not one to sugar coat life. Life is and can be hard. It is not for the faint. I think somedays we forget to give ourselves a break and we just keep our ourselves on simmer on the back burner. One of the sayings that comes to mind is , ” You have survived 100 percent of your worst days . You are doing great.” Many people I think see blogs like this or social media accounts and feel less . Like why cant I be perfect. What is wrong with me? The answer is simple. NOTHING . Nothing at all is wrong with you. We talk about our good times and we share our happy moments. Talking about anything other in this day and age is frowned upon and looked at as weak. So most have happy profiles and blogs and that’s that. Just remember even though we may have never met I am sure even on your darkest days and the days you just go through the motions you are so beautiful. I know because we all are in our own ways. That’s what makes us unique. The world is already weird enough thankfully we all can look different. Embrace that.
I have been down the darkest of holes in this life and it has taught me more about life and given me more strength than I can imagine. There truly is beauty in pain. Some of the lessons didn’t make sense until much later but all of them taught me something along the way. For anyone feeling hurt or out of place and alone in the world right now. This blog is for you. This world is not full of perfect people . This world is full of perfectly imperfect people that all hurt the same yet are great at hiding their pain. Always remember you are stronger than you think and keep pushing on . You have come so far. The caterpillar was alone for so long right before it got its wings. ❤