I have had this post in my drafts since September of last year and this felt like the perfect time to actually finish writing it. Life -and history- has taught us time and time again that absolutely nothing bad lasts forever. One could argue that nothing (good or bad) lasts forever, but I don’t like thinking of it that way. Our world has seen wars, illnesses, and natural disasters but it is still standing and so are we.
When I was young, forgetting to do my homework, breaking something in the house or losing something my parents told me “be careful not to lose” were probably the worst things that could happen to me. And they all did, multiple times. In those moments, I genuinely felt like it was the end of the world. My life was so simple and that’s all I knew, so those little things would turn my world upside down. In those moments I remember my throat feeling dry, my palms sweating and to say I had butterflies would be an understatement. I am so glad that now I can actually put things in perspective before freaking out.
This was just an example. I know everyone has been through their own tough times and some lasted for months or even years. When we are all going through something we often lose vision and maybe don’t even have the courage to look into the future and make plans. Take yourself as an example. Think of a time you were going through something that truly tested you. During those times you couldn’t see the light at the end of the tunnel and you might have even questioned if that “light” actually exists. Well, look at where you are now. Just like everything in life, whatever you were going through finally came to an end. You lost all hope and you never thought this day would come, but it did. This is simply how life works.
There are only two roads leading out of this situation we are all in. The first road leads to recovery. At some point (maybe in a few months or maybe in years), the world and the economy will finally recover and we wild l put this all in the past. We will come out of this stronger and wiser and go on with our lives. The second road and I don’t mean to be morbid, will lead to “the end”. I am not sure what that means, but the worst thing that could happen is for all of us to die. And if we are all dead nothing will matter anyway. Our journey down either one of those roads might get very scary at times but what I want you all to remember is that this will NOT last forever. This is not how we are going to live for the rest of our lives. In fact, with every single day that goes by, we are getting closer to the end of the road. So keep dreaming, keep making plans for the future and remember that just like all the other dark days you have been through, “this too shall pass“.