Stronger then Yesterday

icon Some days are really hard. We all go through that, I think. Where we don’t even want to get out of bed. All my life I’ve gone through these kinds of feelings. Some days are just harder then others. The point though, is that these hard times don’t last forever. We get up and move on. We get back out of that bed and start to feel better. Even if it doesn’t last, we still get up. The fact that we get up means so much. It means that we’re strong enough to keep going.

Let me make this clear to everyone out there who struggles with things like depression or just hardships that just keep knocking you down. You know what? It doesn’t last. That hardship will pass and things will get better. Then, another hardship is gonna come and knock you right back down. You’re gonna feel really bad and probably think that you’ll live in your bed or under some damn rock forever. Guess what though? It doesn’t have to send like that. You can make the ultimate choice… To get back up. Only you can make that choice. No one can make it for you.

We all have our struggles and though to someone else, our struggles may be easy to over come, for us, they’re not. We each struggle and deal with things differently. We’re humans and we all face our challenges in our own way. Why? Because none of us is alike. We’re individuals. We may have things in common or be alike in many ways, but we’re not the same person or people. To each their own.

When those hardships come and knock you down, take some time and just lay there. When you’re ready, get back up. Don’t stay down. Don’t let that hardship take over who you are. Why? Because that hardship won’t last. It doesn’t matter. You can over come it. You’ve over come so many of them before this one and before the next one. So keep getting up. Each time you get up, you’re stronger then the last time. You may not feel stronger, but you are. In fact, you may even feel weaker then before, but I promise you, you’re not. Each time you get back up after you fall, you become stronger.

I’m not going to tell you that life will ever get any easier, because I guarantee that it doesn’t. All the riches in the world won’t stop hardships from popping up. All the love in the world won’t stop things from knocking you down. No matter how happy you are, things are still going to try and butt in to steal that happiness away. So why try? Because of that light. That beautiful light that you feel when you’ve over come that hardship. It’s that light of day. A real light that shines so brightly and removes all darkness from your life. It may not last, but it’s for that light that everything is worth it. That light and feeling it wash over you… the warmth that comes with that light is what makes all that hardship worth it.

I’ve been completely honest with you and tell you that I have never felt this light, but I will some day. Nothing lasts forever and that includes hardship. Each hardship will come to an end, no matter how many days, weeks, months, or even years. It will end. You will feel that light!

I’ve always looked at things with this kind of view point. Life is like walking through a tunnel. It’s so dark and cold. This tunnel is the hardship. When things get really hard and you just wanna give up, that’s when you just plop yourself down on the cold ground and just… you just wanna end it all. It feels like the darkness will last forever and it’s impossible to keep going on. You’re shivering and tired and so alone. You just want to give up. After some time though, you get back up.

You keep on walking down that dark tunnel and finally you see a light! You rush towards it and push everything else aside! You believe that this is finally the end of this hardship! …But it’s not. The light you saw was only a street light that guides the tunnel. It’s not the true light. It’s not what marks the end of the tunnel – the end of the hardship.

So with disappointment in our hearts, we keep going. You might wonder if the true light of day will ever come. Will you ever make it out of this tunnel? So many times you may want to give up. You might sit down and cry or just pout. You may even scream your lungs out! So loud that it can’t even echo anymore! But you have to keep going. You’ll come across so many of those street lights. You’ll face many disappointments. Even worse of all, you’ll face many hardships within the hardship you’re already dealing with.

If you give up though, everything you’ve been through up till now will have been for nothing. Are you really okay with that? Personally, I wouldn’t be. My entire life has been one big hardship with a million others inside the over all hardship. However, though my entire life has been this way, I still believe in that true light. The sun light that I’ll feel at the end of the tunnel. I know it’s there waiting for me and though so many times I want to give up, I refuse too. I’m too stubborn for that.

Those hardships won’t stop me. I’ll keep getting up. I refuse to let some person or incident keep me down. It’ll hurt for a while, but I’ve got two legs and a heart beat. I’m not the most healthy person out there, but I’m not in a wheelchair. I’m not dead yet. I’m not stuck with no legs. My heart hasn’t stopped beating. I have every reason and capability to keep going. So that’s what I’m going to do. I won’t give up. I’ll shake off the things that people do to me and say to me. They’re not going to stop me. I won’t let them bring me down.

You shouldn’t either. You may not realize how strong you are, but you are so much stronger then you can ever imagine. You don’t have to walk that journey alone. Maybe for a time you will, but don’t take the world onto your shoulders. It’s you against the world, but that doesn’t mean you have to right that world by yourself. Just push right through it. Don’t fight, just keep on walking. Push your way through the crowd, don’t fight with it.

We are all stronger then we believe. We just have to keep going. As long as we don’t give up, the end result will be so beautiful. It will make all the pain worth wild. It will be so much more worth it then you can image. So go with it. Keep getting back up to your feet. No matter how many times you’re knocked down. Get back up. You can do it. Just like I can. Trust in yourself. Believe in yourself. No one can make it through all this for you. You have to do it yourself. I can’t say it’ll be easy, but I can promise it’ll be worth it.