Happiness is not the absence of difficulties, but the ability to deal with them. Imagine how wonderful life could be if you were not so fixed on the struggles, setbacks or complications; don’t look at what’s been taken away from you but rather what were left with. The ability to dance, sing, dream and do!
Life can be as painful or as painless as you want it to be
1. Pain is part of Personal Growth
Yup! That kick in the gut you got from life is all a part of the growing process, unfortunately. Not going to bore you with the ‘when one door closes, another opens’ adage but instead of stressing over the disappointments, dust off your heels and move on. Move past the hurtful situation, that rough past, climb those mountains. Stopping is where the real pain lies because when you give up that is when growth stops, that’s when you and you relive that pain over and over again.
There are really two types of pain we can experience in life, the pain that hurts and the pain that changes you. When you go with the flow of life instead of fighting against the current. It doesn’t matter which pain you’re going through will result in your personal growth and mental development.
2. Everything is Temporary
Every storm runs out of rain and there’s a dawn after each night. Life is a constant flow of happy days and sad day, we just have to go with the flow. If things are bad don’t spend your days worrying because things will get better.
“In the midst of despair, there’s humour. Laugh in the face of adversity!”
~Etta D. Richards
Just because you’re not living the moment you want right now, doesn’t mean you have to be unhappy about that moment. In every end there’s a new beginning. Each day offers limitless opportunities, you just have to see the possibilities and make the best of it.
3. Complaining Changes Nothing
True happiness comes when you realise and accept this. Complaining accomplishes nothing, it simply means that you have looked at a situation and accepted it as fact because you’ve chosen to ignore the possibilities. Chronic complainers are those who accomplish the least. It’s better to have tried and failed than not have tried at all.
4. Every Hardship is a Step Forward
It took me a long while to understand and appreciate what Patience really meant. Like most people, I thought patience meant sitting and waiting for something to happen. When in fact, patience means being able to maintain a good attitude while you’re waiting. It’s the ability to handle the discomfort and instability you might be experiencing right now while you’re waiting for your breakthrough.
~ Happy Wednesday
©Etta D. Richards