To All My Friends Out There Fighting Whatever Battle You Are Fighting

I am sitting here thinking about so much. There are times in our lives when we have to weather storms. When we have to batten down the hatches, ride out the waves, continue to look onward and upward, even though turmoil is going on all around us. There are times when we feel like we are losing the war. We may lose battles, but the war…you only lose the war if you give up on life. 

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We sometimes fail to see that there is an end to the storm. The storm runs out of rain, runs out of momentum, runs out of wind and dies down. The storm does not weather on forever. We fail to see that this is merely a period in time. That even if we feel like we can’t endure any more, that growth happens from turmoil. Lessons are learned from failure, failure doesn’t mean the end, or to stop trying. Failure simply means, you’ve tried that route, now choose another. 

We often feel like we are in a fog and can’t think enough to see the way out. We think it’s a dead-end, it’s rock bottom and there’s no rope. Often times we can’t see the rope in the middle of the fog, we can’t see the help right in front of our faces. Sometimes we are so set on believing things can’t get better, that everyone is out to get you, hurt you etc and our attitudes keep us from looking up to see our rescue. 



I also think this is true. The beginning of my life hasn’t been that easy for me. Foster homes, molestation, parents who abandoned me during times of need, thoughts of suicide, and yet without all that, I wouldn’t appreciate what I have today truly as much as if I hadn’t been through those things. Sometimes living sucks…sometimes waking up to your reality sucks, but if you have a will power and a drive to change it, you can get through it. 

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If you want change in your life, you have to create it. You have to stop looking back at your own life and wondering why and how you got there and analyzing it to pieces. Doing that in no way propels you forward, it keeps you right where you are at.  How can you get out of your current mindset unless you tell yourself you don’t want to live this way anymore?! It starts with you, no matter what your circumstances are and I know that mine are not even close to being truly horrible. All I have to do is turn on CNN and see all the things ISIS has done to humanity and know that I am in no way suffering. I am blessed and if you can look at that and see the suffering and then look at your own life and see its blessings and what you have to be thankful for, you have so much more than a lot of other people out there. 

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Don’t be afraid or scared of the hill, the terrain, the rough seas, the miles….enjoy the journey look through the darkness to see the light, take a deep breath and instead of measuring the distance, simply be in the presence. Trudge forward and before you know it, you’ll be on safer ground, you’ll make it to the finish line or reach the top and then you can look down and see the view. See the turns and dips and the difficult parts of the road and know that you made it through only because you kept trudging forward. 

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43 thoughts on “To All My Friends Out There Fighting Whatever Battle You Are Fighting

  1. I’m a firm believe in what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger! Sometimes we aren’t dealt the best cards in life but all we can do is keeping moving forward and find the light at the end of the tunnel <3

  2. Love this and your positive outlook in life. I always believe that it can’t be raining forever. Troubles and pain may come our way, but we can’t allow to be consumed by it. A small crack doesn’t mean we are broken, it only means that we were put to test and we didn’t fall apart. Stay strong everyone!

  3. I love the quote about the flat tire and your positive outlook, especially after all you’ve been through. Life is certainly a journey and we need to live life to the fullest. This is very well written!

  4. I have been loving inspirational quotes lately. It isn’t so much the quote that it is the fact that SOMEONE knows my struggle! Of course the quotes don’t mean that, but it just feels like the person who wrote it, understands how it is to fight a battle.

  5. It must be that most people struggle at some point or there wouldn’t be such a rich treasure of inspirational quotes from which to pull. Thank you for your words of encouragement!

    1. Yeah, I believe everyone has their own personal battles, what one considered a battle, another person might just consider every day living. I think it can be all relative…but the point is, we all probably struggle in some way or another at some point in our lives. Some can’t get out of it, and others need encouragement to see behind what mess they are in at the moment.

  6. I would like to tell this to everyone I know. Bad things happen to nearly everyone. It’s up to you to change the future. I’m so sorry for what you have been through, tho.

  7. If there is one thing I would be thankful for, it is my children. I have survived an abusive relationship and I was so depressed that I wanted to kill myself. But looking at those innocent faces, I decided that I had to fight back and stand for myself and my kids. My children and I are now happy with a man who took care of us and healed our hurt.

    If you’d really want things to be better, it should start with you.

  8. You are so right about attitude. Sometimes I get so flat I just can’t see out – and then I get one spark of hope and suddenly everything changes and it’s not so bad.

  9. That feeling of hopelessness is so difficult to overcome, but with the right attitude, it’s possible. I think that’s what happens most of the time, we see the problems in endless waves but really, there’s an ending to all of it. We just have to think clearly and give ourselves hope. There’s always a rainbow after the rain.

  10. I go through so many emotions in a week, and sometimes I just feel wreckless and crash. Your post summarizes how life is

  11. Thank you for sharing. I suffer from fibromyalgia and chronic pain. While I’m in flare it is often difficult to see the lower pain days. I don’t do well in the winter time and I can already feel the weather changes on my body.

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