Has life thrown you a couple of curve balls lately? Are you feeling down and out because the times are tough? Trying to endure hardship? Sometimes it feels like the world is transpiring against us. . .and when it does it’s hard to get ourselves out of that “why me?” mindset. But here is a list of phrases that remind us that regardless of our trials, the world keeps on turning, and there WILL be a light at the end of the tunnel (no matter how long that tunnel may be). We will get through it.
Life has a funny way of testing our strengths; these little tests of character and endurance always seem to happen at the most inconvenient of times, too. Since we can’t pick and choose the challenges we face, it’s important to season our perspectives with honest and encouraging words of wisdom. It might be hard to accept at the time, but keep these special nuggets in your back pocket for when the going gets tough.
If you’re looking for a way to stay positive, or simply seeking some advice on how to survive trying times, take a peek at this list of how to stay on the bright side!
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This Too Shall PassYou don’t have to be religiously affiliated to appreciate this one. All things come to an end (including the hard stuff). Don’t dwell on your problems- -you just might pass up the opportunity to find something beautiful within the rubble.
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“It Goes On.”The great Robert Frost once said, “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.”
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Just Keep SwimmingIt's peculiar that a cute, lop-sided, cartoon clownfish could possess so much worldly wisdom (Go watch Finding Nemo if you've never seen it). In some ways, that lost little guy had it all figured out. Sometimes, the only thing you can do is continue on (or in his case, just keep swimming).
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Life Is a JourneyThe challenges we endure become the defining factors of our character. Our journeys are all unique, comprised of earth shattering events as well as walks in the park. Every experience accumulates to create the foundation of YOU.
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Everything Worth Fighting for Is Hard“Nothing of value is free. Even the breath of life is purchased at birth only through gasping effort and pain. . .The best things in life are beyond money; their price is agony and sweat and devotion. . .and the price demanded for the most precious of all things in life is life itself. . .” said the great American sci-fi writer Robert A. Heinlein.
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Put Your Energy Into Something PositiveWhen life starts dealing out a crappy hand, it’s easy to allow ourselves to fall victim to that negative energy. But when we’re faced with the tough stuff, we’re given an opportunity to use that emotion and vulnerability and turn it into something unexpected and rewarding.