Tag Archives: Ice

Green Always Wins

16 Mar

We experience many different things as we go through our lives. We may have wonderful periods where everything goes well, and nothing stands in our way. Every day we sail through whatever comes and get to our destinations without worry. But nothing stays the same forever, and times of trial will come. We may face terrible, disastrous events that turn our lives and make us question if we can survive. Life is uncertain and we never know what will happen next. Trying to be prepared is important but until the crisis comes, there is no way to know exactly what to prepare for. Trouble finds us all, and if we’re facing something extreme that is pushing us beyond what we think we can bear, we may think we will never get through, and this will be the end of us. But we are far stronger than we think we are, and no matter where we are or what’s happening, we can take one more step. The worst winter on record with the most destructive ice, deepest snow, and coldest temperatures must surrender to spring. The weather will warm, everything will defrost, and green will always win. No winter storm is more powerful than the dawn of springtime. The same is true in our lives. We may go through terrible, difficult, trying days and feel overwhelmed with grief and despair, but spring will come. We may be down, but there isn’t anything powerful enough to hold us down forever. The load will lift, the sun will shine, and we will find our way. By trusting ourselves and having faith in the future, we will conquer every challenge. There is greatness in all of us. We will be tested but we will not break. We are more powerful than we realize and already have everything needed to overcome anything we must. Every destination is still there for us, and with persistence and determination, we will reach every goal.

If we’ve been extraordinarily hurt by loss or death, or something that has taken us by surprise and turned our lives upside down, we may suffer greatly. We may try to move past the pain, but grief is a powerful emotion with its own timetable. It will take as long as it takes. While we’re struggling to get through, we may feel exhausted, and there may be moments of hopelessness. But nothing is permanent – not even the worst experiences of our lives. Things will change, we will get stronger and in time, find happiness again.

A long, painful journey may test our endurance and push us hard. We may experience things we do not dream we could overcome, but we will prevail. Trials will come and they will strengthen us, trouble will teach us, and we will reach the distant shore. We have all the courage, wisdom, and strength we need to get through anything that happens. Nothing can keep us from success, and we will reach every destination we desire.

Today if you’re in a very difficult situation and feel overwhelmed, trust yourself. You have already conquered many difficult days and you will prevail. Nothing is strong enough to keep you from success. Be confident, and step forward with courage and certainty. Every dream is still there for you, and you will make them yours.

Darkest Hour

4 Aug

Life is filled with all kinds of experiences. Some of them are wonderful but dark times come to us all. We have disappointments, sorrow, pain and suffering. If the trial is severe enough we may be devastated and feel overcome. We may face very dark times as we try to navigate our way through. They say the darkest hour is just before dawn. Dawn comes every single day. We can count on the light returning no matter what the night has brought. But just before it arrives, we will have endured the darkness for the longest period of time possible. When we are struggling and hurt, and when we feel lost and hopeless it’s like being in that last hour of darkness. We can’t feel the light of hope or the anticipation of happiness. We may feel oppressed and weak, but the light always returns. Always. There will never be a day when the light will not arrive and bring with it the chance for healing. Just before that happens we may feel at our worst but we can hang on and wait for the sun. Even in our darkest hour we can remember the sun will rise.

Sometimes when we are facing very difficult situations we feel they will break us. We may think we can’t endure them or we won’t survive. Although we know intellectually they probably won’t actually kill us, we might feel their impact will be so great that we’ll never be the same again. It’s true that every experience changes us in some way, but we can always take the lessons learned and apply them to our lives in ways that will help us and not hurt us going forward. In reality, there is no situation we can’t face. We have everything we need to navigate even the most challenging trials. We can be confident that no matter what we’re facing we will find the answers and survive.

Some believe that every time we struggle a small bit of us is chipped away never to return. Like blocks of ice being carved they believe we can never be the same after something has been broken away. But we are resilient and able to heal from whatever life brings us. We can restore ourselves in time and no matter what has been lost, be whole again. Life teaches us with each challenge and if we lose something we held before, we can replace it with a richer, more thoughtful understanding. What we gain from overcoming hardship deepens us and makes us stronger. The superficial is scratched away and deeper perception replaces it. Every experience brings information and as we go, even in the darkest hour, we become stronger and richer.

Today if you’re struggling with a trial and feel overwhelmed or uncertain, there is an answer and you will find it. You are capable of managing whatever comes to you and you will prevail. There isn’t anything you can’t do. Remember the light is just around the corner. The darkness will lift and you will find joy. Be strong. You have everything you need to conquer and find happiness.