Recognize your struggles
It’s okay to fall down.
It’s okay to have a hard time. The hard time exists whether you admit or not. It’s easier to admit it.
It’s okay to realize that lemons are really sour and not make lemonade. Sometimes you don’t want to hide the sour; you want it to use it.
It’s okay to cry when bad things happen. You don’t have to be happy all the time.
It’s okay to make mistakes and struggle and admit that you aren’t doing great. The mistakes are there whether you admit them or not.
It’s okay to forget about the silver linings for a moment and just admit that things are difficult. Silver linings don’t take away all the pain.
It’s okay to think that life is hard. Because it is.
It is okay to realize that your dreams are never going to happen and that you have failed in certain ways. Sometimes dreams don’t work with reality.
We can accept life for what it is. And sometimes life is messy and difficult. But it’s also happy and wonderful too. It’s all of that together. It doesn’t have to be always happy and good. It doesn’t always have to be sad either. Sometimes it’s a mess of in-between.
But we wake up every morning, we decide what we’re going to do next, and that’s all we have.
I’ve spent too much of my life trying to force it into a specific template instead of just letting it be how it is. And when I accept life for what it is, I am much more able to do that next thing instead of worrying about what I wished would have happened.
I’m trying, and the trying is enough.