I was just thinking you know. About when.

Yeah. When does one decide to move on. To change. To toughen up. To live. To decide to be content?

I know a lot of people who feel like their lives are messed up, they are in unhappy relationships, they are in shitty jobs….the list is endless.

Hey, I’m not judging people who have a tough time. No, not at all. There have been times when I have hit rock bottom. But I always surfaced. Always managed to keep my chin up. Because the beauty of life is : It does go on.

And I had wonderful friends to help me along the way. Friends who listened to all my bullshit and whining and gave me their honest advice, whether I liked it or not. Sometimes I did not like it. But I needed someone in my life to tell me the truth without sugar coating it. If I had pushed them away, I don’t know how I would have coped up.

Most of us don’t realize that we are living privileged lives. That we live in a safe environment, eat properly, have jobs, have parents, family and friends who care about us. No, sometimes we don’t. Sometimes I don’t.

We get so wrapped up in our own misery that we forget to recognize and be thankful for what we have.

So while one of us is lamenting over the fact that her boyfriend dumped her, well; there’s most probably someone whose husband beats her every night. Ever thought about that?

For those of us who think our jobs are shitty…well…yes, maybe they are. But we are working for a reason. It puts food on the table and pays the bills. Think about people who are unemployed. Or the workers on the streets, who fix the potholes on the roads that you may drive your fancy cars on. Ever thought about how tough life would be for them? Where every penny and I mean every penny counts?

No, most of us don’t think about all of this.

But it is time we did. It is time that we decided to take charge of our own lives, that we realize that there are highs and lows…that it is up to us to change HOW we feel about the bad shit that happens to us and HOW we react to it.

Because if all we will do is be wrapped up in our own misery and push people away who care about us and not to anything to make our lives better, then we will always be sad, unhappy and miserable.

We are human. We are capable of incredible things. Of acts of bravery and courage and kindness. About time we started realizing this fact and believing in ourselves.

Amen!

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