For many years, I have kept a journal. When I started I only wrote when I felt really deeply about something whether good or not so good. For several years now, I have started writing in my journal every day, no matter what.
This is one my entries from my personal journal. I warn you, this is deep. I was going through some rough times. But in the end, you will see that i came out of it....much stronger, much wiser, and much better. Struggles are here, they are not going away, but we can survive them and be better because of them.
I hope this touches someone's heart and it helps you rise again from what you may be struggling with.
Again, this is an entry from my personal journal during a time when I was struggling.
"I understand people's frustration with me, I do. But what they do not understand is, I have lived so much heartache in my life, that I am tired. I want to be happy.
Happiness is not found in anyone else. It is only found within myself. But my self is scarred. It is damaged. It is unreconizable even to myself. The years come - the years go, I am still here. I hurt, but not as badly, with each disappointment it hurts less and less.
I fall for the world's promises. I crumble at its attacks. I rise up again, only to be hit again, harder and harder. Hurting, but less with each blow.
I will rise again, as the butterfly does in all it's beauty, knowing it's life is short and yet, it still lives."
No matter what struggles you are facing - health, relationships, tragedy, whatever it may be - know that it is short lived. You can rise out of it. You will struggle again and again. But with each struggle that you overcome, you will be stronger. You will also be more beautiful like the butterfly who once was a caterpillar.
Whatever struggles you have related to getting older. Hang in there, rise again, look for the hope within yourself, the happiness within yourself that can't be found in others. Cocoon for a while, if you must, because in the end you will once again rise into a beautiful butterfly. Please share your thoughts on this post. Help others who may be going through some struggles of their own.