December 30, 2010

This is for You: Weathering the Storm

Life sucks. Then you die.

Really is that all there is? Why do parts of our life have to suck so much? Rejection. Break-ups. Family problems. Grades. School. Why does life have to suck sometimes?

I don’t want to sugarcoat your pain, by just saying that life gets better - because when we're in pain we can't see the light at the end of the tunnel.

A Metaphor: 
Sometimes we’re in a storm. Being slammed from side to side by the raging waves. The shore is nowhere in sight. We can’t see the end of the storm. There looks like there’s no end in sight. All we can see is the storm. Just the storm.

We feel like this is all life is ever going to be. Misery. Hopelessness. We feel broken. Alone. Forgotten. Inconsequential.

But you’re not. You’re going to survive this storm. You may get tossed around by the ocean. You may get drenched by the pouring rain. Your ship may crash onto some rocks. You may be thrown into shark infested waters while you bleed. You might drift to shore on pieces of your broken ship. But…you will make it. You might have seawater in your eyes. You  might have open wounds from the rocks. You might have banged your head. However, you will heal.You will come out stronger, wiser, and storm savvy.

You’re not going down with the Titanic, mate. You’re going to continue to live life and find joy in what makes you happy. You’re going to learn and grow into a beautiful person. Life is filled with such beauty sometimes. Keep reaching for that. Hold fast to the mast, my friend.
Things are going to get better. They will. This perfect storm will end.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. This was an EXCELLENT post. :)