“A difficult time can be more readily endured if we retain the conviction that our existence holds a purpose—a cause to pursue, a person to love, a goal to achieve.” ~ John Maxwell
When times get tough for us it helps to get through the mess if we have glue that binds us and keeps us from falling apart. It doesn’t matter what kind of glue we use as long as it has holding power. Some types of glue are: religion/spirituality, family, partner/spouse, friends, volunteering, vocation, nature, and of course, pets. Just about anything that gives you something to hold onto and to live for.
You’re in danger when you feel all alone. That’s when you question why you are even here and that no one would miss you if you suddenly died. Yes, life certainly is not always a bed of roses, but with your glue you’ll be secured to Mother Earth and your life will always have meaning.
“Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.” – Albert Schweitzer
Take a pause, and then ask yourself: Is my anger in this relationship worth a nuclear bomb?
Once you blow up a relationship it’s impossible to ever put the pieces back together again. I know from experience that even if you can find the pieces they never go back quite the same, and that’s because trust is missing from the pile.
Always take that pause. There’s no hurry you know. Time is on your side, and tomorrow? Well, it’s a new day.
Among the wildflowers there are always a few surprising beauties that find their way in the tangled maze to stand tall and proud. In the beginning, they might feel small and shy, but give them love and they will shine.
Surprise yourself and find your inner beauty. It’s there you know, intertwined with the wildflowers.