"A 🖊 note on my coffee cup today to encourage you that these trials you may be experiencing,
these rigorous challenges,
these relentless waves of depression, heartache, hopelessness or pain
It is a season that does have an end,
even when it feels there will never be, and
that when you do come out of this difficult stormy season,
you will wear well the:
Strength from your struggle,
Beauty instead of bitterness,
Inspiration in place of ignorance,
Determination rather than delusion,
Compassion over criticism,
Gumption instead of gossip, and
Maturity in place of mockery.
Survivors are stunningly beautiful.
Your struggle is part of your story.
Your tests are part of your testimony.
Your mess is part of your message to encourage others.
Your trials and adversities that you have lived through to tell the story of them offers Hope to those going through that season right now. Don't give up. A warm encouragement to share your own unique story." — Quote + Photo by beloved Tider: @reachalana (yes, we needed that!)