Everyone’s life has high places and low places. How we react to them is very important. When we are up and things are going well, it’s easy to take the positives for granted and to forget to be thankful. Stop and savor the moment, because what goes up will eventually come down.
When we hit those low swings there are two reactions that are detrimental to us getting better. One is developing a victim mentality and blaming someone else. The second is allowing ourselves to become angry. If you do either, that is where you will be stuck until you choose differently. Low spots are actually good for us if we react the right way. Instead of wondering why this is happening, consider what you can learn from it. We learn very little during good times. Our best wisdom and deepest growth are usually the result of hardship and sorrow. Don’t be afraid to step away from the crowd to be alone and sort things out. It’s okay to ask others for their thoughts, but the real answers, the ones that you are searching for, are inside yourself.
Enjoy the good times and don’t take them for granted, they are a gift. Embrace the harder times because they are also a gift. Laughter feeds the soul, sorrow makes the soul stronger and more resilient. Learn from all that life hands you and you will gain valuable understanding that will bring you peace. – Coov