“Sometimes you climb out of bed in the morning and you think, I’m not going to make it. But you laugh inside…remembering all the times you’ve felt that way.” – Charles Bukowski
I’ve rewritten this post a few times. I’m not sure how to say what I want to say.
Life is really hard sometimes. Excruciating. I don’t know why. As if our struggles are what make the world keep spinning. As if our hardship keeps the earth’s heart beating. As if this planet thrives on it, as if things can’t go too well for too long because if that happens then the world’s rotation will slow and time will end.
It’s a cycle. Good times will end. They have to.
But so will bad times.
Be still. Breathe. Notice where you are. Remember everything you’ve beaten to get to this point. Remember all of the endless nights, remember the hopelessness, remember the tears, remember the desperation. Remember how you got through all of that, to get to this moment, right now.
You’re still here. Remember when you thought you would never make it? When each breath felt so unbearable that you were certain you couldn’t take another day?
You’re still here.
If you are having a lovely day, smile, try to hold on to it for later. If you aren’t…hang in there, my dear friends. I get a lot of thanks from you guys but I hope you also know how much you all mean to me. None of this would be possible without you. Thank you.