“What storm are you facing?”

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I won’t lie this has been a tough week. It really becomes a humbling experience when you have circumstances that are out of your control and mine are in regards to my back. I’m sitting with the same problem, four months later since the accident and still no hope as yet of getting better. It has been mentally and physically challenging. I have been pushing myself and I must be honest, I guess being somewhat unfair to myself. I need to accept what is, for now at least…

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Now, we all face different storms no matter where in our lives we may be. It may be a health issue, financial issue, self-confidence issue, a work problem…The list is endless. The thing we need to realise though is that without these storms, we would not grow. Imagine a life of smooth sailing, happiness all the time and no burdens. It would be fantastic BUT it wouldn’t be realistic. You could find the richest person on earth, yet they could be so poor at the same time. Poor, in the sense of no happiness, no relationships to share the wealth with…simply alone and unhappy, yet so “rich”. It’s funny how life works that way. 

It may not make any sense now but I think storms are here to remind us of who we are. To remind us that they do pass. That after a storm comes calm and peace and I think this can relate to self-peace too. You may not want to be where you are now, but it’s taking you to where you are meant to be and aiding in you becoming who you are meant to be. 

It’s okay to get frustrated, maybe even have a cry from time to time. The main thing though is you keep going. It may not seem like it but each day that passes is a day closer to where you will come out on top, look back and be so grateful for all that you went through and proud of what you endured. Keep fighting the fight of the storm you may be going through. Give it thunder and push through. It may not be soon, but one day the skies will be clear and the storm will have settled. Look forward to that day and know that it will come.

I’ll leave this here:

“You will not be the same after the storms of life; you will be stronger, wiser and more alive than ever before!” – Bryant McGill


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