There are times in our lives where we feel worn down and alone in the world. Like all is lost and hope is nowhere to be found. The despair we feel is brought on by our belief we have no control over the situation we are in. Though dark clouds fill our skies there is still sunshine above those clouds trying to get through. In times like these we are our own worst enemy because we seem to embrace the depression and hold on to the pain because we lost all hope. The only way we can save ourselves from such despair is to embrace hope and have faith while facing the darkness and reaching for the sun.
Faith is a great healer and a great champion of God, He gave us faith as a way to overcome the darkness in this world and to give us strength to face our own weaknesses. I believe he has given us the ability to rise above and to face head on almost any situation that can arise in life if we keep faith in him and in our own selves. Hope, faith, charity, compassion and love are the keys to a happier life. Every night is blessed for you have made it through another day. Every morning is blessed because you live yet another day to try and be a better person and to find happiness.
A good thing is everything has its time and then must pass, so any depression , sadness or suffering you may be facing will have to pass in time. How fast it will pass is up to how much you either embrace it or how hard you fight against it. The more you fight against it the quicker it will fade. Just like when we were children and bad things would happen, we would deal with it and have sorrow but then move on quickly to the next day leaving it behind us. When we were children we lived for the day and not in the past or for the future. We truly lived life how it was meant to be back then. No sorrow, anger or despair would follow us longer than a few days and then we would move on with life.
It seems as we grow older we become obsessed with the past and fearful of the future to the point we forget to live here in the now. All the mistakes we made in the past seem more important than the grace of having life today. The future we fear because we know not what it may contain for us. We can not change the past so we should forgive our mistakes of the days gone by and embrace the wisdom we have gained from the experiences we had. We can not see what may come in the future but we have the power to mold the future by the choices we make in the present. So fear not the future and make the choices that can make you a brighter one.
Carpe Diem – Seize the Moment and live here in the present. Be yourself and enjoy the day given to you to live. Waste not one minute of your day with worry or regret!