“Everytime you get up
And get back in the race
One more small piece of you
Starts to fall into place.”
Some of the lyrics from my favorite Rascal Flatts song “Stand”. I’ve tattooed these words on the top of my back to remember myself that even the darkest and saddest of times always leads to a new ray of sunshine.
We’ve all been there, or one day will. The day that everything changes and nothing will ever be the same again. It can be a new job, a poem you read, a new relationship or maybe the end of one.
Bruce Barton once wrote:
“When you are through changing, you are through.”
I’ve never really thought that over until lately. And knowing that we will keep on changing throughout life is both a comforting though as well as a bit scary.
Sometimes those changes are barely noticeable. Other times we have to make the big changes. And no matter how much we try to figure out life and love, there will never be a right answer to it. We will fail over and over. Some of the choices we make will be right of course. Some will seem right at the time they are made then turn into wrong ones later on. And there are those that we know are wrong but we try to make it the right ones either way.
We as humans have to go through this. To learn about the people around us, but mostly to learn about who we are. The process is hard and it can feel lonely at times, but be sure to keep the people that loves you close by. You will need them and they will need you.
The change is coming. It always comes in one way or another.
We have to learn to embrace even though it can feel unfair and difficult.
I believe everything happens for a reason. And if you’re having a hard time, remember that you are not alone and will never be!