Like I said last week, I’m going to do my best to keep my posts from all being gushy, lovey-dovey, cheesy romantic posts. So with that in mind, here’s this week’s quote.
I think this is a perfect quote to remember and keep in mind when times get tough. Too often we look at other’s and their lives and ask ourselves why our lives couldn’t be like someone else’s. Or what we’ve done or did to deserve the hard times or trials that we are going through.
But none of that matters. It doesn’t matter how easy or hard your neighbor’s lives seem compared to yours. It doesn’t matter if the popular girl in school has rich parents who bought her everything she ever wanted and even a brand new cherry red sports car for her 16th birthday. None of it matters. At the end of the day, all that matters is your life, and what you do to change it.
You may have grown up in a crappy neighborhood, with crappy parents, crappy siblings and a crappy education. You may have grown up with a lot less than others. While that’s awful and a shame that any child in today’s world would still have to grow up in those environments, those are the exact environments that make the young adults and adults of our society strong and independent. What matters most isn’t the advantages or disadvantages you’re given in life, but what you do with them. Someone that has access to everything they could ever want could be the laziest person in the world, and never truly amount to anything. Yet in another house, a young individual could have the worst educational environment and home setting but have the drive to make a change, to go to the library and take in all the knowledge they can and go to college and one day make a difference in this world.
Times may be tough for you, but what matters is what you decide to do with the experience. You can let it break you down and teach you nothing, or you can use it to help build yourself up and make you stronger and a better person. Remember this the next time you find yourself thinking about how “awful” or “unfair” your life is.
Have a great week everyone.