Bad things happen.
“Well Duh!” I hear you scream. But it’s actually hard to remember that phrase when you are in turmoil. Every factor runs through your head and tests every inch of your internal strength which slowly tears away and you become weary; if you can even get through this and why has this happened to you?
But next time this happens to you, think of it like this: BAD THINGS HAPPEN. Everyday. It’s not like it was a rogue bludger that decided to target you specifically (yes just had to put a Harry Potter reference. Don’t fret, it’s not the start of many). It simply just happened to happen to you. When you realise this, it becomes easier to let it go. Many bad things are beyond our control and I think those are the ones that really tear at us the most- because it wasn’t self-inflicted, we have no idea how to deal with it or which is the best option possible.
Take a step out of the situation. See it more clearly. Then let it go. Life is too short to let bad things get us down. Things that only bring pain and misery are not things worth keeping in your life. This applies to ALL situations in life, whether it be in family related, relationships, even friendships. Hip hop and soul singer Keyshia Cole had it right in her song let it go “if (it) ain’t gonna treat you the way it should, then let it go.”
We all deserve better and yes, it’s true what they say- if it doesn’t kill you, it will make you stronger. Because it will take every ounce of your strength to let it go and once you’ve can do that, the liberation you feel will give you a happier, relaxed outlook on life and you will have grown from it.
And you will be better for it.