We are always faced with challenges, some greater than others, but we must continue the fight and persevere. When I am faced with challenges, the three most important things I turn to are my faith, my family and my friends. Without faith, family and friends, I would struggle alone. I know not everyone has these three things in their lives to depend on but I would encourage you to make them a priority in your life.
Faith starts with a seed, which can grow. Often we turn from faith in difficult situations but I have found that faith holds me up during the times I can not hold myself up. Yes, family can be difficult but relationships can be healed and made healthy. Family does not always mean a blood relative. We can make our family. In fact, friends can be like family. Friendships often begin casually but when nurtured friends can grow into an amazing support system.
We are not guaranteed an easy life. Life is full of challenges which can be turned into victories. I found this poem “When Things Go Wrong” by an unknown author. I hope it encourages and inspires you as it did me.
When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit-
Rest if you must, but don’t you quit.
Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a fellow turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out.
Don’t give up though the pace seems slow –
You may succeed with another blow.
Often the goal is nearer than
It seems to a faint and faltering man;
Often the struggler has given up
When he might have captured the victor’s cup;
And he learned too late when the night came down,
How close he was to the golden crown.
Success is failure turned inside out –
The silver tint in the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It might be near when it seems afar;
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit –
It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit.