Life is messy, complicated, stressful and life is....beautiful.
There are so many obstacles that arise as we each go on our individual journey through life. Everyone's obstacles are uniquely tailored to their needs. Many times we trip over these hurdles instead of rise and jump over them, but that's ok. If you fall to the ground, roll over and look at the stars. Because no matter what happens to you there is beauty in your adventure.
When I say beauty, I don't mean the model on the cover of vogue. I mean, the little pieces of your life that make it special and amazing, and focusing on that, instead of focusing on what's going wrong. Because in truth, there is no wrong. Life isn't right or wrong. Life just is. We are the ones that expect life to be a certain way and then are disappointed when it doesn't turn out the way we envisioned. But if we just stop planning our lives out and just live then we won't be disappointed and will be able to focus on all the little miracles of life. Because when you truly get up and look around, life is pretty amazing.
But sometimes life really doesn't seem all that good. It seems like everyone else has it together, and you're just drowning in the pile of junk that life handed you. You just want to sit down and cry. And you can sit and cry, as long as you don't unpack and live there. Cry it out, then refocus on where you are headed. Because no matter how hard the journey up the mountain is, the view from the top will make it all worth it.
It's also important to remember to just keep swimming. The longer you swim, the stronger you get. Sometimes it feels like you just can't go on anymore but know that you are getting stronger and CAN continue on. Whenever you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long.
There are many times in life people try to knock you down. You have to remember to keep your head up because otherwise your crown falls. People can't hurt you without your consent. Just let their negative comments and actions roll of you and ignore them. You alone are in control of your journey and no one can throw you off your path.
Life is a journey. A long, hard journey. As you travel along, make sure you stop to smell the flowers. Don't give up if the terrain gets rough because it will smooth out again. And always remember to enjoy yourself along the way.