"I am thankful for my STRUGGLE because without it, I wouldn't have stumbled across my STRENGTH"
What better thing to be grateful for this Thanksgiving than for our struggles? Isn't that exactly what makes us stronger human beings? Isn't that the driving force behind a positive change? Isn't that what causes us to aspire for something greater?
These past couple of months my everyday life has been jam-packed with struggles, obstacles, and stressors that would exhaust even Wonder Woman! Things I thought I would be able to juggle without any difficulty, have not come so easy. I always think I can take on everything, until those things start getting combined with everyday life situations and duties.
Today however, I find myself feeling so thankful for each and everyone of those struggles. Physically, I am worn out, drained (literally looking like a raccoon with the amount of darkness and bags under my eyes right now), but emotionally, I am bursting with happiness and gratification. The struggle I go through every day, is what gives me the strength to wake up and do it all over again the next day because I know the purpose behind this temporary struggle. These temporary struggles are the hurdles leading to my permanent prosperity.
Definitely, this week was one for the books. From dealing with my sick daughter, to having to complete a huge paper for class and having to drag my daughter with me through 2 of my college classes, and on top of all that trying to wrap my head around the fact that we will be moving out of our apartment by next week! (Not to mention, a $115 parking ticket that managed to sneak into this week's storm of obstacles...the perks of living in the city!)
This week has also been an eye opener for me because despite the stress, I realized how lucky I am. I am blessed to have a partner who always brings me back to shore when I feel like I'm drowning. Someone who is always reminding me that there at there is a bright light at the end of the tunnel and that I am a part of a TEAM. Most of all, I realized that although a lot of my daily stressors come from having my daughter, she is the best thing that could have ever happened to me. I realized that I owe her for all the strength and determination to succeed she has given me today.
*She goes from the first image on the left to the last image on the right within 10 minutes! How I wish I could be her every morning!
The everyday struggle of waking up at 4:30 am to get my daughter to daycare and myself to work is what gives me strength. The struggles of having to cram through homework assignments and studying for exams literally minutes prior, to running out of work and jumping on a train, only to still make it late to class every time, all enrich my desire to make it to a better tomorrow. Without any of the struggles I endure today, I would be a weak and unappreciative person tomorrow...
...Sew This is Life!