In life most people fear the bad. Bad news, bad grades, losing a job, rejection, failure. We all at some point have experienced times when that fear becomes a reality whether that’s a short period of time or it seems never ending.
Sometimes if we’re lucky we expect the shoe to drop, we can see the bad thing lurking out there in the distance. Those are the times coping is easier because you are mentally and physically prepared for the curveball life is throwing.
More often than not though everything is fine and then it’s not, in an instant your world changes. It’s in those moments true growth happens, when you learn how tough you really are.
The first week of December I went to the eye doctor for a run of the mill appointment and left with the news that something serious was wrong. In the weeks since then there’s been lots of questions, lots of tears, and lots of doubt. You know, no one excepts the worst from the routine things.
Fast Forward to now after too many sleepless nights, medical tests, prayers and mental breakdowns, things are clearer now but still just as frustrating.
So what now? There’s only two options fight like hell or give up. So I’m fighting because there’s too much to live for. Too many good things to see and experience.
Fighting sometimes looks like laying in bed because doing anything else is impossible. Somedays that’s good enough because surviving today means you’ll most likely see tomorrow. Other times fighting looks like using every ounce of energy to get through whatever the day holds.
As humans we get so caught up in everything but honestly all we can do is take each day as it happens cherishing the good and hanging on through the bad. Tomorrow can worry about itself. We have to get through today to see what happens next.
The next time you feel slapped in the face with something you don’t think you can handle… remember you’ve handled all the trials and triumphs so far and are still here to tell the story!
Live a story worth telling