Do you have those days where it seems like nothing's going your way? You suffer heartbreaks, you experience failure, you got fired, or you lost someone you love and the pain feels like it's breaking you down. Bad things happen after another. And another, and another.
But you still smile.
You try to keep on smiling because you think you're strong, that you have to be strong at all times.
You think you are not allowed to cry, that you shouldn't be crying because you are okay. You look in the mirror and tell yourself that you are okay.Are you really okay? You are not. Stop pretending that you are.
It's okay to not be okay.
It's okay to feel pain. Pain is what makes us strong.
It's okay to cry. Cry yourself until there's no tears left out to cry.
Yes. Even the strongest person you could think of suffer. They did cry. They did feel pain. But all these are part of life. Fall once and get up twice.
We all have good and bad days. No one can be perfectly happy all of the time, that is not human. We should show who we really are. It is when we learn to accept our weakness that we'll have the chance to become stronger. It’s a strange thing, but sometimes it can feel safer to stay with a pain we know than embrace the pain of walking away.
“Love yourself—accept yourself—forgive yourself—and be good to yourself, because without you the rest of us are without a source of many wonderful things.” ~Leo F. Buscaglia
Through the events in our lives, good and bad, we learn who we are and what makes us tick. It’s not about creating happily ever after—it’s about taking it one step at a time and accepting that we’ll go through times when we won’t feel happy.