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What NOT To Do When Life is Hard

What NOT to do when life is hard – when life sucks?

I’ll cut to the chase: Don’t Jump!


When life offers us the expanse of open roads and ice cream stands, it’s easy to be optimistic.

Everyone loves those days.

When life offers us the hardness of anything – the suckiness that no one wants to talk about, think about, or live through, it’s hard to be optimistic.

Everyone hates those days.

What to remember:

When you’re trudging through the worst of what life offers there is always something of value to learn.

The joy of the best of what life offers is still present, albeit harder to tolerate in the midst of pain.

~ STOP IT, JOY! Can’t you see I’m in no mood?! GAA! ~

It’s okay to embrace the hard, to be bowed by the weight of it – for everything has its season.

The trick is to remember it’s not permanent. You will feel the warming sun on your face again.

You will.

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Until then, walk on – keep moving – knowing where you are, what you are feeling, how you are suffering, has meaning.

As a writer, I use whatever shows up in my life to fuel my work. The good, the bad, the jazz-hands insanity.

Do this.

Whatever your endeavors are, use what you know, what you experience, to expand joy, even in the hard.

I say this often (because it’s true):

I’m compelled to shine the light on the threads that connect us – through content creation and sales copy – instead of the vast gulf that divides us.

We are stronger together, no matter how terrifying the flying debris appears or how soft the landing cushion feels. We are stronger knowing we aren’t alone.

That’s why I write.

You aren’t alone.

You’ve got me! You’ve got us!

Accept the hard, but only for a moment.

Once you’ve come to grips with what is, with what must be done to overcome, get back to scouring your world for any excuse not to jump.

Life sucks (at times). Don’t jump.


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Tuesday 15th of May 2018

Why you write is why I write. We Share because we want others to know they and us are not alone in this world. It is important to keep moving forward and be thankful for your thorns as well as your momentous ordinary moments.

Patti Tucker

Tuesday 15th of May 2018

All the yeps!

Christie Hawkes

Tuesday 15th of May 2018

Amen sister. I've lived through some times I literally thought I could not survive, and guess what, I am a better, more peaceful person for having done so. I'm not inviting trouble back. :-) It's just that I did learn and grow and I wouldn't change my life. Thanks for the encouragement and support.

Patti Tucker

Tuesday 15th of May 2018

Uff. NO ONE wants to suffer, but the fact remains that loss and suffering are part of this life. Best thang to do is walk through it, knowing it's temporary. Thanks, Christie.

Audrey Johnson

Sunday 13th of May 2018

Absolutely agree. Life is to short to waste your time. Embrace it for what it is and keep moving.

Patti Tucker

Monday 14th of May 2018

Thanks, Audrey!

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