One way or another life can be sour. Seeing that it’s the start of a new year I thought I might mention that when the clock ticks over change doesn’t automatically happen, pain doesn’t cease, and the challenges we face don’t magically disappear. The idea is nice but is it a reality? While I love a brand-new year and everything that comes with it, I believe this kind of “instant mindset” can set us up to question our capability, cause frustration, limit our growth and leave us feeling stuck. Not only can this be disheartening, but it can be cruel, placing such an expectation on ourselves.
I wonder if it’s even possible to walk through life and not experience disappointment, heartbreak, loss, pain, regret just to name a small handful. Acknowledging that life has given us lemons could be the very place to start. I often hear people say “others have it harder than me, and here I am complaining about this”. While this might be true to a degree, and some may have it harder but that is not the point, we must acknowledge our pain and our experience despite if we think others have it harder than us or not. How can you make something with your lemons if you don’t acknowledge you have them in the first place?
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