Life is truly a beautiful thing; full of beautiful places and beautiful people. Life affords us something great and rare – the opportunity to be ourselves and share our gifts and happiness with others. Still, there is the undeniable truth that life also comes with great hardships and challenges.
While some of us find ourselves constantly greeting each morning with excitement and warmth, others find it almost impossible to turn off that alarm clock and get out of bed. Whether it’s work, school, or everyday situations weighing us down, we can find it hard to face the world.
It makes sense that all we want to do at times is hide under the covers and hope that everything hard in our lives will just vanish. Sadly, though, that’s not how the world works. In order for us to make progress and to be able to live a life that we love, we must take the first steps to love the life we were given – struggles and all.
What I mean by this is not that we love the fact that we struggle, but rather that we love our life despite the fact that we struggle. Life is not beautiful because it’s perfect or because there are no times of difficulty, but rather because it is full of beauty even in the midst of darkness and ugliness. So next time you’re having a bad day and question the glory of life, remember all of the good times that you’ve experienced, fabulous people you’ve met, and worthwhile things you and others have contributed to the world around you!