March 19, 2014

A Hint of Inspiration

“The fact that you’re struggling doesn't make you a burden. It doesn't make you unlovable or undesirable or undeserving of care. It doesn't make you too much or too sensitive or too needy. It makes you human. Everyone struggles. Everyone has a difficult time coping, and at times, we all fall apart. During these times, we aren't always easy to be around — and that’s okay. No one is easy to be around one hundred percent of the time. Yes, you may sometimes be unpleasant or difficult. And yes, you may sometimes do or say things that make the people around you feel helpless or sad. But those things aren't all of who you are and they certainly don’t discount your worth as a human being. The truth is that you can be struggling and still be loved. You can be difficult and still be cared for. You can be less than perfect, and still be deserving of compassion and kindness.”

                                                                                      - Daniell Koepke

I find a lot of strength within this quote. It's something a good friend of mine showed me. I guess it just appeals to me so much because it hits pretty close to home. Struggles in life ultimately make you stronger. They are tough, and at sometimes you don't feel like you'll make it through, but if it were easy they wouldn't be called struggles. Not everyone can be sunshine and rainbows, everyone has an off day once and a while. But those rough days don't define your worth. The perseverance used to overcome the obstacles faced does. It's too easy for someone to throw in the towel and call it quits, but it takes a certain type of person to reach for the light in the darkest of days. I know how cliche of me, my inner creative writer must be peaking out a bit, but you don't have to always be ok. An infamous line used by me is "I'm fine, I always am" and I'm learning that it's ok not to be ok. That it's ok to find a shoulder to lean on because you can't make it through this world on your own. In secluding yourself from the aid of others you in a way, remove yourself from most social interaction, something that is needed for one to flourish. And yes someone somewhere might have things worse than you do. But that does not in anyway discredit the pain you are feeling, and the fact that hey, maybe you have things bad too. But by sharing your problems you are in no way, shape, or form being a burden. And if someone tells you otherwise remove them from your life right away because you don't need to have that sort of negativity. We weren't put on this Earth to wander alone. Whether you believe in God, or some higher power, whatever the case is, you were put here with some sort of plan, and that plan doesn't revolve around you wallowing in sorrow alone. It involves the joining of hands because sometimes we all need a little strength and compassion thrown our way.

-xx Lex

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