Not one of us is exempt from difficult times. There are days and events that take our breath away and cause us to think that we might not make it to the next breath. We gasp for air and wonder how in the world we will make it through the situation.
We have all been there.
Yet, here we are. We made it through…stronger, wiser and better.
Questions can plague us as to “why” and “how”. However, if we can take those events, those experiences and make something beautiful out of them…those events become the opportunities that cause us to shine and bring value to the journey we are on.
Don’t allow this difficult moment define your future. Don’t allow it to define how you view the world. Don’t allow it to cause you to give up and look at your journey in a hopeless way.
Be hopeful…that there is a way through…and no matter how difficult it is today…that you will take the bad things in life and make something beautiful.
This video encouraged and inspired my heart today. I hope it will do the same for your heart.
shortcuts remove you from your path. i won’t say that every shortcut is worthless. in my travels, i have taken a by-pass on a highway to lessen the frustrations of slow traffic, stop lights and small town nuisances. it shaves some time off the trip. however, i have noticed that the scenic route is not usually on the by-pass…it’s in taking the extra time and effort, slowing down a little that the beauty of the journey is revealed.
it’s not always about the destination…it truly is about taking hold of the “NOW” that i am in, enjoying the journey- even when more difficult, that i find the hidden treasures that enrich my life more than i could have hoped for.
i often think of Joseph, a young Jewish boy who was sold into slavery but ended up as a prince in Egypt. his difficult journey taught him how to work with his hands, how to feel empathy for the slave,
how to show mercy for the merciless, how to survive difficulty, the need for true justice, how to discern matters, how to speak before government leaders, how to deal with corruption, how to relate to many classes of people, and many more valuable lessons that made him a great, compassionate and wise leader.
when faced with the “NOW” you are in, mixed with difficulty, resist the temptation of the shortcut…the difficult way may end up being the easier choice and most rewarding.
i invite you to pass this along to your friends, family and co-workers today. there is always room for improvement and it’s awesome to encourage each other along the way.
hard days will come
you’ll make it through
you always do
head hung low in dark of night
but tomorrow brings a shining light
the sun returns
you’ll smile again
with hope renewed
Hi, I’m Ruchi! Welcome to my blog, where I share my travel experiences and the photographs of the places I've visited. Join me here on a journey to explore the beauty around and ride along to wherever my travels take me to next.