You probably can’t go to a store or hop on social media without a reminder to “stay positive”, “smile” or “create your own happiness”.
And although we absolutely need those reminders with the negativity, stress and fear surrounding us daily, sometimes they may not be helpful.
You see, life is full of ups and downs.
There is a constant ebb and flow. No one’s life is 100% happy all the time. We do create our own happiness but sometimes things happen that create sadness, grief, fear, anxiety, stress, anger and other emotions.
We don’t truly appreciate happiness without knowing sadness. We don’t value strength unless we’ve been through pain. We can’t share compassion without knowing our own struggles and vulnerability. Sometimes we don’t know love without loss. Just imagine how much more we appreciate the sunshine after days of rain...
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