It’s a Hard Knock Life

For a lot of us it feels like life is always against us, when one thing gets resolved another problem comes up. We mind our own business but problems always seem to find their way into our lives.

 Sometimes its unfair, I’ve been a good person why do bad things keep happening? How does every person I let close to me end up letting me down? A person can only take so much and be so positive until they hit their breaking point, and sometimes we do.
I’ve put some thought into this, and I don’t know about you but looking back, many times when a bad thing happens in my life there seems to be a ripple effect in a positive way. Now I know that sounds backwards but let me explain.
If my life hasn’t been a constant challenge growing up, I don’t know if I would be as level headed and sure of what I want for myself. If I was comfortable my whole life I think that’s exactly what I would be, comfortable. Who’s to know if I would have expectations for myself as high as they are now?
If I have never been hurt or treated poorly by people that I trusted, I imagine I would still be so open to letting people in my life and letting people walk all over me. I am so thankful that I now know how to recognize when i’m not getting treated like I deserve to be.
If I never got to a point in my life that I felt so badly about myself that I didn’t think I deserved good, then there’s a chance I wouldn’t know just how much I do deserve.
And lastly, If I never got to a point of thinking that I couldn’t handle a situation I was given, I wouldn’t recognize how strong I am and realize that I can handle a hell of a lot more than I thought I could.
I am not thanking anyone for hurting me in any way, or saying that you have to have a rough life to do great things, but I do like to look at the situations I’ve been given as a key factor for who I have become. Now that might just be my way of accepting things but I wouldn’t say it’s a bad way.  
I’m also not saying that I wouldn’t ever be who I am now if my life was easy, I believe that I would have found my way in any situation, but it has definitely created some clarity and motivation for me. Another tip I want to give you all is to try to notice when these situations end, we’re so used to getting upset at the world when bad things happen but we never notice when they pass, it gives you something to appreciate when you don’t think you have anything to hold on to.
The point of this post is to hopefully help change the way you look at the obstacles in your life, I know that we all have them at one point or another and it might seem like it’ll never end or get any better, but I promise they will. And I hope that you can take these situations to motivate you to do better. There are so many ways to deal with problems and I hope that every single one of you will decide to deal with it in a positive way. I’ve said it multiple times before and i’ll say it multiple times more, you are not what has been done to you and you decide how you want to live your life. You’re never alone. Break the cycles. Do better. Be kind to yourself. When it’s all over you’ll thank yourself for it.

Ps. I want to thank every single one of you that has been reading, liking, commenting, following, sharing and reaching out to me, you guys make me so happy. :’)

Thanks for reading ☀️☀️☀️

 

46 thoughts on “It’s a Hard Knock Life

  1. Though I’m not sure how to break cycles at my end but I do agree.. about hard turns giving us the right courage to move on…I don’t think I would change much about life even the hard part would be okay because they’ve brought me here…life is still so hard but now I’m stronger to go through it…

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  2. I agree. I don’t believe that all things happen for a reason, but I do believe a positive can be found in every situation, even if it doesn’t seem directly related.

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  3. Some time ago I learned to look for the lesson(s) when faced with a difficult situation. And as you point out, they don’t last forever. Each trial makes a person better, stronger, more appreciative of life.

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  4. I know that my mental illness has taught me so much. I have more compassion and can relate to people of all different backgrounds. I know a lot more about myself because of my troubles and the lessons they have taught me. It all goes back to the idea of how can anyone know what happiness feels like unless they have experienced sadness. There can’t be one without the other.

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  5. It’s so true, you never know what you’re capable of handling until you are put into those kinds of situations. And I’m a firm believer in karma and the various perception of karma. I believe in fate: the universe doesn’t throw something at you that you are not able to handle, even though in the beginning it may seem impossible. I’ve learned, even though it took me a long time, to see the silver lining in almost every negative situation I’ve been put in, because I’m always put in those situations for a reason. A person is so much stronger than they give themselves credit for. Beleive in yourself, your strength, and your mind, never give in and never give up. Stay happy.

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  6. This is exactly how I feel about my battle with mental illness! There were some seriously low points in my journey to better mental health, but I am so grateful for those low points, because I learned so much from them! Most importantly for me, I have learned the warning signs, I have learned what to look out for if I start to feel the symptoms again, and I’ve learned that even if I do feel the symptoms again, I can handle them because I’ve gotten through much worse. Thank you for posting this reminder. There truly is good that can come from bad.

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  7. You have such a great perspective and it seems a good grasp on your value as a person. That’s remarkable for anyone let alone someone your age. Good for you. Thanks so much for checking out my blog. I’m glad you found something helpful there! =)

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  8. The point about not knowing the strength you possess really hit home for me. When I think of all I’ve been through, it’s incredible that I am still functioning and haven’t fallen apart, and demonstration of such strength. Such a brilliant article.

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  9. I love this. Even though when you are feeling like the world is against you and how can things get much worse…. I feel like it’s hard to elicit a change in your mindset. Sometimes life can just be too overwhelming.
    I feel like this right now.

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  10. This is so true I think it is so so easy to dwell on what’s going wrong and not even acknowledge when those times have passed. I think getting into the habit of writing out a gratitude list has been really beneficial in not only conquering the tough times but also being able,to appreciate the lesson that comes from them or just even celebrating that you made it through. Love your blog by the way just looking at the yellow makes me smile.

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  11. I feel no regret for the past. That’s not to say I haven’t made mistakes…I’ve made plenty. I have tried to learn from them. I try to enjoy the moment and take responsibility for the future. I view the past as a vast resource of knowledge…but not something I can change. Anyway, I enjoyed your thoughtful post. Thanks for sharing! — John

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  12. So true but hard to see and appreciate especially when struggling. I still need to learn so much but yet when you need to learn it, you do. If you didn’t need to, you wouldn’t.
    Take care of yourself

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