I woke up this morning, super early, filled with clarity, and laser focused. The laser focused part might be a bit of an exaggeration but I wish I was laser focused. The clarity part is very true, however. Life is full of twists and turns, detours and delays, setbacks and forward progress, joys and heartaches, successes and failures.
I have found that moments of pain can lead to a certain clarity that I wouldn’t have gained otherwise. Sure, it’s messed up that I can’t seem to find that same clarity elsewhere but it’s still positive, right?
I’m going to keep being me. I’m going to keep bettering myself. I’m going to keep moving my kids forward. I’m going to keep growing my business. I’m going to keep believing in myself. I’m going to keep helping others. I’m not going to settle. I’m not going to give up. I’m not going to spin my wheels. I’m not going to let life pass me by. I’m not going to apologize for my beliefs. I’m not going to stand by when I could do something to make the world a better place.
Shit happens and more often than not, it seems outside of our control. Don’t let it get you down. Find your center, get back up, and keep moving forward. Be a positive example for your kids and show them that it’s okay not to be okay. Let them know that it takes real strength to cry. Show them that our differences make us stronger. Teach them that diversity is a beautiful thing and should be wholeheartedly embraced. Make sure they understand why equality is so important. Teach them to stand up for those who can’t stand up for themselves. Make sure they know that you believe in them. Tell them how much you love them, even when they get annoyed hearing it. Let them know how proud of them you are.
Things do get better. Life will move forward and you will find happiness, sometimes in the most unexpected places. Think twice before closing the door on the past but always maintain perspective. Reach out when you need help and be reachable to others who need yours..
I won’t pretend to understand why life sometimes works out the way it does. All I know is that if I focus on what’s within my control, I’m better equipped to handle whatever is thrown my way.
I’ll be honest with you. I’m not sure where all this came from but I did say I’m feeling a sense of clarity.
Be your best self and have a fantastic day.