We’ve probably all been there, to some degree. Feeling we’ve been on a downward spiral, pushed to breaking point or close to the edge. These are the times that nearly, almost break us. But they are also the times that make us. Don’t underestimate the power for good from those darkest of dark days.
Those times haven’t broken you. It doesn’t matter how long it takes you to get back on track, the main thing is that you do. You keep going.
“Never quit. You can take breaks, you can pause, you can stop for a little while but never turn back, never give up. As long as you are moving forward, you are making progress, no matter your speed.”― Avina Celeste
Those times that almost break you can provide a learning curve from which to propel ourselves forwards. Maybe we learn something new, maybe it shows us a different perspective, maybe it teaches us something we already knew but haven’t fully appreciated before. We learn, we grow. We get stronger and more resilient even without realising it.
The bad times can make us question “what for?”. Because you owe it to yourself. You deserve happier days. You’ve come this far and you’ve overcome endless challenges and hurdles and dark darks before, just like you will this time and the next. And the challenges you face don’t just make you stronger, they can show you light and goodness, be a springboard from which to bounce back, at your own pace. It can lead to you having to find new paths to take as you readjust and face those challenges head-on. These are the times that make you. Look for the goodness you can’t see, keep your heart open & have faith in yourself.