EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON
So often we wonder about the 'whys' in life, 'why did this happen?' 'why me?' 'why now?' But the bumps in the road are an inevitable part of life that soften us, make us grow and bestow upon us the virtue of compassion. Often it is only with the passing of time that it becomes clear that the cloud really did have a silver lining and how we have wisdom, strength and hope to share. At last we understand the true meaning of the phrase 'Everything happens for a reason.'
If you are struggling and finding it hard to cope, here are a few tips to keep you going...
TAKE IT DAY BY DAY
Think about your plan for the day, enjoy one day at a time. Yesterday is gone and tomorrow is unknown, so live for now.
Set a goal for the day, even if it's just getting out of bed and having a shower, reading a book or going for a walk.
Do something that makes you feel mastery.
Sometimes our path seems to be filled with roadblocks, and we wonder why life is so difficult. Things happen that leave us feeling as though we have little control over our circumstances. This is a time to remember that hope is a gift we can give to ourselves. When we choose this attitude and tap into our inner reserves, we are rewarded with the knowledge of what we have learned in life. The decision to look forward, stay positive and remain hopeful is a key that unlocks the door to possibilities, and, when shared, returns to renew the spirit. May hope be your blessing every day.