Sometimes it takes walking through the fire to appreciate the rain. Even though trials are hard, they are necessary. Just as fire refines iron, trials will refine and build you. Do you know those moments you feel anything but victorious? Those times you feel like you're failing all the way and wonder how you can get back on the winning track?
There are moments where it feels like you're running and running but life still seems to outrun you. You run and think you're finally making progress, maybe even running in step with life and then you tell yourself: "Puh, let me just take a minute to breathe. Enjoy a moment of rest," and boom you seem miles behind once again.
People make mistakes. It's inevitable, it's a part of life because we live in a broken world. Even if you would be super careful all your life, you won't be able to avoid some blunders or missteps because you can never have complete control over all the circumstances that led to that wrong decision or move. Also, there are things surrounding you that actually want you to fail, so you don't only have to be cautious but are in constant battle.
"Is it really worth it?" How many times have you asked yourself that question? That question usually comes up when it involves doing something for or to some capacity involves another person. It basically tries to foresee what may happen. Even though we cannot predict the future, at least we want to have an idea of the possible scenarios. It is similar to making an investment. You don't know for sure what the outcome will be, but you hope that it will be in your favor...
I recently read an article about the difference between a soulmate and a life partner.
The article was fascinating because most of us have been sold this over-romanticized idea of having to find a soulmate to be forever in love and happy with. But how many of us know the true definition of a soulmate?
I'm sure most of you can comfortably balance a plate in one and a cup in the other hand without any problems, but there are some things that simply require the use of both of our hands. For example, if you were to uproot a tree, no matter how small in size, you definitely would utilize both of your hands to get the job done. Why? Because you'll have more strength to do what would be nearly impossible with only one hand.
For a long time in my career, I felt like a fraud. Like I was selling a dream of skill sets that I thought I had but in reality, didn’t possess. Yes, every time I landed a job I kept thriving and excelling. My work was being acknowledged and appreciated and even though I wondered why I knew that I had a special grace upon my life that always superseded the self-doubts. God was not only with me all the way but kept showing me things about myself that I didn’t even know I had.
Love is the most fundamental part of our existence. Love is complex and multifaceted, yet so simple and easy at the same time. It is the beginning, the end, and the center all at once. It is the reason why some have gone to war and the reason why others have ended them. It is the melody, the notes, and the words to a song. It is the silence and noise in a moment of bliss. The sunshine after the rain. The warm embrace on a cold winter morning.
"Get it together!" is an expression that refers to getting your life or specific area of it in order, according to the Urban dictionary. When we label someone as "he or she got it together", we point out something outwardly that makes it seem as though the person has things in order in regards to a particular aspect of their life.
"Smile and don't let anybody see you're hurting inside." How many times have you been in that situation? You put on a smile and engage in polite conversation when in reality, all you want to do is break down inside. Is that unhealthy, inauthentic or pretentious? Well, I believe there is a huge difference between pretending and not allowing the things that cause you pain to weigh you down.