Sunday, September 21, 2014

Self-Love ♡ Sundays | Transforming Negatives Into Positives

Last week, I was tormented with something that put me in a rather intense wave of depression.  It sent me on this spiral downward and I could not stop crying over things that I couldn't control. The tears clouded my vision; I could not focus nor could I see the sun, the perception of the many blessings I've been given, mildly distorted. It seemed like the end of the world. However, one morning, I woke up in time to catch the sunrise and took that as a sign from the universe, telling me in the most artistic form possible: The storm will pass and life will continue. The storm passed and life continued. 

We all face shadows in our life and circumstances. Think back on all the previous times, when you felt completely overwhelmed by the darkness, and alone. You thought you couldn't make it through, but here you are, alive, breathing, and so far estranged from those moments. It's hard to process positive thoughts, but you have to remember that darkness builds character.

Life gets easier the moment you become aware of how to handle adversity with grace and bounce back from failure to failure victoriously. Life is hard, but that doesn't mean you are under any obligation to look like "the struggle". In many cases, we've only failed because we've depended on society to tell us what failure looks like. Understand that outside people can only see what you allow them to see. You are a representation of God, your family, your culture, etc.

As cliche as it sounds, rainbows only show up after rain. You have to go through the trials to get to that metaphorical pot of gold. When life gets you down, pick yourself up and turn those sour lemons into sweet lemonade. Life is too short for pity parties. Stay focused and stand tall in knowing that God never gives you anything you can't handle. 

Pearls of the Day: Your story is beautiful because of the battle scars you try so hard to conceal.  The pain doesn't define you; it refines you. Nothing is more admirable than someone who lived in the valley, yet made it to the mountain top, some how.  You are strong enough and creative enough to make the negatives in life work for you and not against you. 


  1. this line is everything: Life gets easier the moment you become aware of how to handle adversity with grace and bounce back from failure to failure victoriously

    So glad your storm has passed, we definitely all go through them throughout this crazy life

  2. Went through a serious low point last week last week as well. Pushed through and realized the same! The storm passed, life and the grind continue as normal. Brush it off and keep it trucking *flex emoji*

  3. "The pain doesn't define you; it refines you." I'll have to remember that. I think it's so true. Glad you are feeling better now. Last week was rough for me too, but this week is better.

  4. Hope your days have become easier honey! Rainbows are right around the corner.

    You got this!


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