It may not be so easy to find a reason to keep on fighting when times get difficult. It may feel pointless to look for hope in a sea of darkness.
You may start believing that you will never find a way out of this mess and feel like there’s no reason to keep on praying for a better future.
But the truth is, you have to keep fighting.
You cannot let fear consume you and take over your life. You cannot allow yourself to go mad. Now is it the time to remind yourself of all the good things you’ve been blessed with in life. Now, more than ever, you must learn to practice gratitude. Now, you must push on to find the light in the darkness that will lead you to a better future, filled with new hope and opportunity.
I remember this like it was yesterday. I remember going mad in the confines of my home, with tears in my eyes, wondering why it had to happen to me. Why did it cause me to fall so deep… Why was I starting to feel as if the earth is crumbling below my feet…
I can also recall how hard it was for me to come to terms with my new reality.
How I struggled to keep my sanity throughout the day. The reality is, me and my loved ones were lucky enough to make it out of this experience without losing our minds.
But I know that many people were going through much worse and that some of them even lost a loved one in the process. And my heart cries out for them.
However, it is hard to explain that to a person whose whole being has been consumed by fear. It’s hard to tell them that what they’ve gone through is less important than what you had to suffer just because they’ve struggled more than you. People’s pains should not be compared. Because you cannot know how they truly feel.
And this brings me back to my own experience.
It was incredibly hard for me to find new hope. But even though I struggled immensely, I managed to come out stronger. I was able to remind myself that what I was going through would become a lesson for me… A lesson that would make me stronger, wiser, and braver.
Each time I practiced gratitude, for some reason, my fears were going away and I was able to find new strength to move on with my life. I would once again bathe in the healing rays of the sun and remind myself that there still is plenty to live for and look forward to. I was able to once again see the light and a new hope raised me above the clouds. I felt like myself again.
And that’s how I was able to pick myself up and move on.
That’s how I realized that I was much stronger than I thought. By practicing gratitude even when there was seemingly nothing worth living for anymore. By holding onto the little glimmer of hope I had left in me. By fighting on when it felt like the whole universe was falling apart.
And that is why I’m sure it will work for you too. It’s not all darkness, even if it feels that way. There is always a way out… Just don’t give up.
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