I want to start by telling you to stop what you are doing and breathe.
In through your nose and out through your mouth.
Once again, in through your nose and out through your mouth.
I also wanted to say that YOU are among the strongest people I know and NEVER forget that.
We all go through ups and downs in life, and unfortunately, no one gets off easy. One day we are scrolling through social media and see people who just got a new job, got married, or went on the best vacation of their lives. There could be a tad bit of jealousy if we aren’t currently in a happy place. That’s okay, but it doesn’t mean they are in a healthy place either.
We as warriors also known as humans tend to post more when we are happy than when we are struggling. So it’s easy to get caught up in the moment due to that notion.
I want you to know it’s okay to struggle. It’s okay to feel. It’s okay to talk about it.
What’s not okay is to judge others for how they feel. To tell someone “to get over it” and to belittle someone.
If you are on the receiving end of any of the above 3, stand up for yourself. Back away from that person if you have to, but most of all, DON’T listen to their nonsense.
We are all made to feel, hurt, laugh, cry, and be strong. We need to take the time to understand and empathize with others. It’s essential to give everyone the same respect you would want.
Maybe today you are happy and living your best life. Perhaps you are reading this and have never known much about struggling. If that’s the case, then think about how you would want someone to treat a loved one who was suffering and give them the same respect. You never know what might happen from one day to the next.
Life is a journey, and it’s essential to take it one day at a time and live in the moment.
Lastly, I want to bring one point back. No matter what you or your loved ones are going through, know YOU are, and will always be FOREVER STRONG.