When I think about personal challenges that I’m going through, it’s very easy for me to feel like I’m all alone in facing the world.
Perspective is hard to gain when you’re buried under an avalanche of self-loathing and doubt; seriously, who has the energy to be self-aware in bleak times?
I certainly don’t.
But, I count myself lucky to have a spouse who does his level best to help me find a wedge of positivity, even though I might not seem particularly grateful for his help in the moment. (Know that I am, SO grateful, Favouritest Person ❤️)
And reading messages from those of you who shared your own foggy moments and what you do to seek respite, makes me realise how quietly generous people can be.
I spent this evening in the company of a wonderful woman who helped me through more than she could imagine, just by making me feel less alone in my struggles.
And in the end, it comes down to the fact that we ALL navigate through treacherous waters; our lives are beset with twists and turns that can put a Jeffrey Archer novel to shame.
Divorce, the death of a child, mental illness, financial ruin, accidents... the list goes on.
I don’t know how to handle everything that life throws my way. But I’m willing to try by drawing from the strength of loved ones as well as from the wisdom of others who have endured before me.
I can try.
Can you try too?
You don’t need to think about what the rest of the week holds or how to manage the weekend or the looming prospect of December.
You made it through today, as I did.
So let’s just try the same again, tomorrow. 💙
#sareeoftheday : MS Blue Korvai Kanjivaram, 26 years old.