Today I balled my eyes out, ate raisin bread toast for breakfast (with enriched flour 😳) and even skipped my workout this morning. In fact, if it weren't for family, I would not have gone on this very therapeutic run that inspired this post.
Sounds strange right?
Well on social media (and we are all guilty) , we tend to mostly, and sometimes only share the perfectly orchestrated, filtered moments of our lives. These of course exist authentically, but by ONLY sharing those beautiful moments we create an unrealistic perception of reality because let's face it, NO-ONE has a perfect life. Instead of creating an inspiring space where people can actually connect in a positive, meaningful and healthy way, ive noticed where it can do the reverse, leaving some feeling inadequate, drained and disconnected.
Days like these remind me that I'm alive, that I'm human and have so much growth to do. Days like these remind me about the importance of being still and centered and focusing on the things I CAN control like my own behavior and reaction to any situation I come across. Days like these force me to tap into my inner strength that I sometimes forget about. Days like these draw me closer to God and remind me that He is in control. Days like these are a GIFT filled with so many valuable lessons that I can take with me forever.
If you are going through a challenging time, as painful as it is, find the blessings and embrace them. Breathe, pray and learn the lessons. Don't be afraid to feel the pain. Force yourself to work up a sweat and take comfort in knowing tomorrow is a brand new day, filled with hope and another chance to chase your dreams. You are not alone. As always, sending love to you ❤️