Sometimes, we get tired of the people endlessly telling us to stay positive and remain optimistic. Let’s not deny the fact that it can be exhausting. You wake up on some days and you wonder why everything has to be so bleak and out of sync. Hope may eventually become paralyzing because you are tired of being disappointed all the time. You wonder why your endeavors are not pushing through. Why is everything looking so unpromising? This is what it truly means to be in a dark place. A stage of your life where it looks like there’s no longer a spot of light at the end of the tunnel.
If you’re at this point, the last thing you want is for someone to tell you to be grateful or thankful, but if you think about it, it’s always the best option.
You’ll only fall deeper down than the bottomless pit if you decide to give up on hope. The fact that you are still alive means you haven’t lost everything. So many people would want the same opportunity you have today – to be alive and look forward to better days — but sadly, they are six feet underground. You may be in a really bad place right now — out of funds, no home, no job, no life partner, losing loved ones, terminal illness, shattered dreams, or missed opportunities, but if you believe in timing and fate, you’d know that it only takes a moment for someone’s life to turn around.
You just have to hang on and keep pushing until that time comes.
Choose light over darkness
Instead of being sad and unmotivated, you can choose to be grateful and inspired. Be grateful for the grace to wake up every day and try something new. Be grateful for the people in your life: family, friends, coworkers, or anyone who genuinely cares about you. Even if it’s just one person, they are more than enough.
Be grateful for the privileges you have. If you have a roof over your head, a job that pays your bills, someone who provides for you, access to decent health care, funds for education, a warm home, and clean water to drink and bathe in, then you should be grateful for life every day. Even if you don’t have them all but just a few, you still have more than some people in some parts of the world, and these are things that make life better and easier on us.
You may be going through a major depressive phase right now, but it’s not the end. It could be a time in your life when it seems as if your own mind has turned against you and you no longer have control of your emotions. The best thing to do in this situation is to pick yourself and try to talk to someone. You may require medications to help stave off the lethal feelings, but you can start by talking to a professional who can help you sort through your problems.
It’s not always going to be easy, but the human heart is teachable. Instead of grooming your heart to live in fear and hopelessness, you can teach it to pump love and gratitude through your veins every day. Be grateful for the smallest things and you would eventually manifest your heart desires. Positivity works, trust me. Be thankful for the air you breathe, the birds you can hear singing every morning, the rain on your skin, the sun on your face, and the fact that you have people or someone who loves and truly cares for you.
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