09 Apr Hold Your Head High
My wish for you this week is to stay strong. Always.
I’m reminded of this beautiful song by Gary Allen. One of the lines states, “Life ain’t always beautiful, but it’s a beautiful ride”. That’s for darn sure. One day you’re on cloud nine and the next day you’re being tested. That’s how it goes. But how you deal with the difficult times says a lot about your character.
Anyone can be a joy to be around when life is grand. But what are you like when you’re having a trying day? Are you still kind to other people? Are you able to find the silver lining?
This takes us to a common theme that we’ve discussed in previous weeks. Life is a matter of perspective. If you are steadfast in your faith and believe that everything will work out the way it’s supposed to be, then each bump along the way should not shake you to the core. Sure, certain situations may be stressful and very unfortunate, but nothing should be stressful enough to steal your joy.
Next time something crappy happens, I invite you to take a step back. You get into a fender bender. Gosh that really stinks. Trust me. I know how stressful that can be.
So pause. Literally. If you’re supposed to pull your car over to a safer area to get out of the way of traffic, or whether you should just stop where you are… just pause. Both physically and emotionally.
This may feel like the worst time to say this, but everything happens for a reason. If the reason isn’t clear to you at this moment, what can you do? — The biggest thing that you can do is to not let it ruin your day. You make a conscious decision to stay positive despite things not being fun all the time. Life doesn’t need to be perfect or easy for you to be happy.
Life is all a matter of perspective. Someone is praying for the things that you are complaining about today. Seriously.
No one said that life would be easy, but it sure is worth it. Start today. Learn to roll with the punches. Don’t let minor (and major) inconveniences steal your joy. Hold steadfast to your faith. Stay strong. Enjoy the journey. Because “Life ain’t always beautiful, but it’s a beautiful ride”.
Until next week. Stay strong. Hold your head high. I’m sending you love, so much love from Dallas. – Laura