Because We Have Been Through A Lot ..

I know sometimes it hurts.

Whatever has happened whether it be a relationship gone wrong or numerous relationships continuing to go wrong until your head spins.

Maybe you have seen emotional, physical and verbal abuse.

Maybe you have been bullied.

Maybe you struggle with your own internal battles and battles against depression, suicide, anxiety or any sort of that category.

Whatever has happened to you I want you to know that you should be proud of who you are, continue to keep trying no matter how many times you may stumble or relapse, make a mistake or endure a new battle in your day.

All of these things have made you a better, stronger and a more beautiful person even though it doesn’t seem fair that things have been more difficult for you than others.

But you know a lot more about the world than those who haven’t endured the struggle.

And you think wow I have been through so much already.

Some days you just reflect on everything that has happened to you and you are kind of surprised you are still going and the ugly parts of the world haven’t been able to break you.

Because you and I both know that there have been moments where we wondered if we could keep going, keep trying or keep hurting.

Sometimes it’s like one step forward and a few back and rock bottom is a place we know all too well.

And just when we think that things can’t get any worse it somehow does then we begin to fall harder and we reach for something but there is nothing to grab onto.

We realise in those moments when falling that the only person we can rely on is ourselves.

The only person who can get through this with such grace is us.

The only person who can control how we respond to what happens after is us.

So we hit rock bottom hard, fast and maybe we stay down for a little bit.

Maybe we feel bad for ourselves.

Maybe there have been tears no one knows we are crying but once we are done crying, we wipe our tears and try again.

We are now stronger than anything that tried to destroy us at this point and we have made it this far.

And we realise despite some of these setbacks it doesn’t compare to where we are going or to our motivation to get there because nothing managed to break us.

We realise that despite how broken we feel inside sometimes, we admire the reflection of the person we look back at because well we have been through a lot.

And no one did pat us on the back or praised is about the good job because a lot of the battles we deal with no one has a clue about.

That takes strength to fight our own demons or fight battles while being silent about the struggle.

I’m so proud of the person we have become as a result of this so we have to keep going and never ever give up.

Don’t ever think whatever the obstacle before you is something you can’t handle because you can make it.

Going through a lot of tough times teach us to appreciate the world in a way others never will be able to and that makes us beautiful and stronger.

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