Yesterday, we discussed the times in our lives when we go through the "darkness" and even, at times, feel as if all hope has been lost.
WE ALL DO! Realize that and know that you are not alone.
The key thing to ask yourself is this: "What am I going to do about it?"
Just like a dark night, those dark times in our life can seem to be endless and very lonely. However, always remember that every night is followed by day!
The LIGHT is there and it IS coming! You MUST believe that even when you cannot see the light or even see any promise of the light.
Therein lies the hope. "As long as there is breath, there is hope!"
Hope that things will be better. Hope - based on knowledge - that things MUST get better! As long as you are alive and breathing - things CAN improve!
Let's also remember that, just as I pointed out in yesterday's message, life is like a roller coaster in that there are up AND down times all throughout our lives. Just because things improve doesn't mean that you will now be immune to any future struggles!
Just as every night is followed by day...every day is also followed by night.
So, you see, you MUST equip yourself and gain that deep-rooted belief (the subconscious) that WILL pull you through even the darkest times.
I encourage you to check out either Success Magazine or go to Success.com (click on "home" then "current issue" and you will see a list of the archived items on the left side and look for the August 2009 issue) and read the article about Michael J. Fox and the struggles that he has been through. He has allowed the struggles to take his life in a whole new direction which brings him much joy! Read it - you'll be glad you did!
Gloria Estefan, a well known musician (ever hear of her or the Miami Sound Machine? Sure you have!) was involved in an accident on her tour bus in March of 1990. Gloria suffered a broken vertebra in her back. In a four-hour operation several days later, surgeons realigned Estefan's spine and implanted steel rods to buttress the fracture. With a prognosis for complete recovery doubtful, Estefan retired to her home on Star Island, near Miami, to begin her long recovery. In March of 1991 she launched a year-long tour to tout her comeback album "Into the Light".
Friend, you and I are not any different than these people that I have used for an example today. Even in the times that we feel there is no recovery - WE CAN and WE MUST!
Know this - the light IS there! You have to KNOW that and you have to BELIEVE that and you must begin your journey (one day at at time) to get out of that darkness and back into the light!
I'd love to hear from you. Share your thoughts and feelings and questions with me if you'd like. Again, you can do that by sending an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can do it - I know you can!
And, as always - "Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)"