Life has its ups and its downs. Unfortunately, there will be seasons where we face harder times. These seasons can last for a few days, months, and sometimes it may seem like years. BUT these seasons do not last forever. And in the midst of difficult seasons we can choose to be thankful for the little, amazing, moments. These little moments happen every day, we just have to look closely. Having a cup of coffee/tea, when someone shows/tells you they love you, when someone does something kind for you or you do something kind for others, etc. These little moments are what we need to focus on in the midst of all seasons, even the difficult ones.
The month of December was a rough one for me. I had college finals week, which I thankfully made it through successfully. I had ear surgery which left me immobile for a week. I was drugged up and slept A LOT. I finally was able to go back to work and then I got sick! I fought this cold for 2 weeks and could not even get out of bed on Christmas. It was rough. The month of December was most definitely a difficult season. I just wanted to feel normal and like myself again.
Granted, what I faced was minor but it was still frustrating and made my life more difficult than it normally is. But, guess what? I made it through! I managed to complete my semester with a 3.8 GPA, had a successful recovery from surgery, and got through a terrible cold. I am finally back to normal and it is fantastic. It was hard for me to stay positive during these struggles, but I tried my best. I reminded myself that I would get better and back to normal. I was patient as my body healed.
If you’re facing a difficult season, or even when you face it in the future, I want you to stay encouraged. You can and will make it through. Focus on what you are thankful for and remind yourself every day that you will make it to the light at the end of the tunnel. You got this, you are stronger than you think.
xoxo, Kelly. (@smilexokelly on all social media)