When you’ve been going through hard times, it can be hard to feel like good will come again. And when good does come along, it can be even harder to trust that it will stay.
When I’ve been dealing with life’s difficulties and it finally starts to seem like things are looking up, I can’t help but feel scared. Even if things are going well, I worry they’ll take a turn for the worse at any moment.
But life is always going to have good and bad times, no matter what. There are always going to be things beyond our control, things we can’t plan for, and things we can’t fix right away.
In the midst of bad times, everything can feel hopeless. It feels like trying to make your way through a long, tough night with no end in sight.
But no matter what, at the end of that night, the sun will still rise.
There might be times that are dark, and you might only have one good day before the difficult times return again. But the goodness of that one day isn’t negated by the bad days surrounding it. It was still a good day, even if it didn’t last long. The sun still rose for you. As hard as it may sometimes be, one of the best things you can do for yourself is to embrace the good as it comes.
Good isn’t just found when the whole day is good; good is also found in all the little moments in between. Good is smiling and laughing at your favorite TV show. Good is the moment of peace you find when you have a few minutes to read a book you love. Good is getting a text or a phone call from a loved one and knowing they’re thinking of you. Good is practicing self-care and doing things that keep you safe and healthy.
The sun will always set at the end of the day. But in the morning, it will always rise again.
Hold on until morning, because just as the sun will rise, so will you.