Life has its challenges. It throws you for a loop when you least expect it. It’s unexpected. It’s real.
When your world turns upside down and you feel like all you want to do is stay curled up in your comfortable bubble, you push yourself to face reality. You have to move on because life goes on.
This isn’t to say that you forget about the challenges you were faced with; you don’t. They become a part of who you are. They strengthen you, and they make you a better person a lot of the time.
These times in our lives make us more gracious. They make us look at what is truly important and they open our eyes to the important people in our lives. The people who lift us up throughout times of struggle, who are by our side whether we need a shoulder to cry on, a friend to laugh with, or a person to simply sit with in silence. I know I say this often, but my family and friends are my world. I feel so lucky to have such an incredible network of people who love me unconditionally and who are there for me day and night.
I am so gracious for love that I am able to give and to receive.
On this beautiful Saturday, think about all of the amazing people in your life. Give gratitude for the ability to love and to be loved.
Live your life. Love unconditionally. Be hopeful for good things.