Some days I feel helpless, weak, hopeless when it comes to certain things. Life feels like it weighs 1000 pounds. I worry about this and that. I worry about things that I cannot control. This does not mean that whatever issues plague my mind are not real or aren't worth the time, but something I always try to remember is that strength is a mindset and I am strong enough to make it through. You will constantly be tested in life, forced to handle things you may think you shouldn't have to deal with. You might even be knocked off your feet with what life threw at you. But remembering that you are strong can be enough to get you through. Remembering it's not about how many times you get knocked down but how many times you get up.
Accept life for what it is, a journey, that we are all on. We all have our battles. Even those who may appear to have been fed with a silver spoon have their own stuff they have to deal with that they may think is unfair. Always focus on what you can control. Don't worry about someone else's life who seems perfect on the surface. If you can't control it, then you can't change it. Letting go of responsibility is a must. Forgiving yourself for thinking you could control something that is out of your power is a must. It is the only way you can move forward. Going forward, don't be so hard on yourself. We can't be everywhere, we can't be everything to everybody, to put those expectations on yourself is unrealistic and will leave you feeling helpless, weak, and hopeless more often. Life isn't always easy, it's not always sunshine. Sometimes it rains. Sometimes it pours. Sometimes it storms. However, it always clears up leaving you to figure out what's next. How do you bring sunshine into others lives? How do you bring sunshine into your life even when things seem grey? Remember you woke up today, that is something to be happy about.