Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, then it’s not the end.
I first heard this quote during a Sunday school lesson at church. It really hit me.
Sometimes life can feel overwhelming. When I am in the middle of a trial, it can be hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I love this quote. It helps remind me that there is always hope. That in the end, everything will be alright and it is important to keep hope so that I can be strong and weather the storms.
I have always tried to be a glass half-full, optimistic type of girl. I have noticed as I have gotten older, I find myself being a glass half-empty, pessimistic type of girl more than I like. In order to keep and find hope, it is often a matter of seeking happiness and seeking an optimistic attitude. It is realizing that life isn’t about stumbling into happiness and that each of us is responsible for our own happiness and the direction we are headed in life. I have found that my success in this pursuit is often a reflection of my attitude and effort.
Three things to do to stay hopeful (or optimistic)
One of the biggest mistakes we can make is to compare our worst to someone’s best. I am guilty of this. When I am having a rough day it is easy to look around and think to yourself, “Geez. How did they get the easy life!? Why are their kids so obedient? Why is their yard so pretty?” There is a quote I read awhile ago that really hit me. It says, “Be kind. For everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” It really helped me realize that life is hard – for everyone. You never know someone’s battles. It isn’t fair to yourself to compare your trials to their happy “public face”.
Think about the things that make you happy
There are hundreds of happy moments that happen everyday. Sometimes we neglect to realize these happy moments because we are too busy thinking about the handful of things that wrong with the day. Happiness isn’t about finding your golden ticket. It is about realizing and enjoying the little, happy moments that occur each day. I have a weekly series about the simple things in life that make me happy.
Be a dreamer
One of the most satisfying and exciting things I do is dream about all the great things I look forward to in my future. Sure, these things may not happen in my wildest dreams, but maybe some of them will and at minimum it is fun to think about. It is the power of positivity. If you believe and dream about wonderful things happening in your life, good things will happen. I love to hear my kids “dream.” They usually begin their dreams by saying, “In my world…” which is the introduction to the great things they would have in their own, happy world. I would love to live in my kids’ worlds. They are filled with great food, fun activities, and lots of happiness. What would your world be like?
In the End
In the end, it will all work out. If you’re having a bad day, week, or year – hang in there. Your trials will make you stronger. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.
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