Blood, Sweat, and Tears
Sorry once again for my continued posting delinquency. The past several weeks have been action packed and constantly moving. It’s been a struggle to find some time to sit down and get into my thoughts, but I’m making a point today to take a few moments to share some thoughts with you.
Life can be difficult. Life can be challenging. Life can be hard. All of these are just facts. We roll with the good and the bad and hopefully find a way to not let the negative aspects outweigh the positives. One thing I hope that everyone will remember is we do not qualify our lives by the hardships, struggles, and difficulties we face. Rather, we classify our quality of life by how we overcome these obstacles.
There is joy in putting a puzzle together. Why? If we just wanted a picture, couldn’t we have just bought one in whole? The fact is we appreciate the challenge of putting it all together. It can be frustrating and difficult, but it is the accomplishment we give to ourselves once it’s all complete that makes it all worthwhile and leaves us wanting to do another and another. The gains we receive in completing the goal outweigh the struggle of attaining it.
We do not credit ourselves enough for these times. Sometimes we pity ourselves when it gets to be to much or hang our heads and cry when we just feel like we can’t go on, but sometimes we deserve to applaud ourselves and give ourselves credit when we get through these challenges and make ourselves better. Sometimes our lack of self confidence makes this difficult, but every victory is a victory. Appreciate it.
Life will continue to be hard at times. Things are not always easy. But we need to remember that it’s the hard work, putting the puzzle together, that makes life meaningful. We appreciate happiness that is paid for with determination and perseverance more because we made it and earned it. Take a few moment to pat yourself on the back today. Believe in yourself and keep going. Every hurdle makes the next more meaningful.