To say we’ve had a rough couple of years would be an understatement. However, we have learned how strong we can be as a family. We are stronger when we act together than we do when apart. We are more engaged when we feel we both have our backs than we do when we feel isolated from each other. This doesn’t mean that it has gotten easier, but what it has done is show us that it will never get easier. We will always have to rely each other, and that’s good. We need to show each other that we can be tiny and helpless. It’s how we know the other is listening.
Only the frightened and weak willed view vulnerability as a sign of weakness. They simply are projecting their own fear and their hatred of their own situation onto others. It’s the person that sees the value of his/her own vulnerability that pushes them to make positive change. It’s a “What do I really need to do to overcome this obstacle” attitude.
That’s why I try to take the problems we do have in stride. I give myself a moment to break down, but I come back at it with a “Let’s do this.” frame of mind. Honestly, if I didn’t, I might as well just give up.
Part of the “let’s do this” attitude is making positive changes. Whether it’s eating less, exercising more, engaging more with my kids, or investing in my hobbies. It’s all a part of creating positive habits to keep me motivated, and be rock for my family when they need it, as they will be mine when I need it.
It’s all a matter of change, being willing to change, and understanding that change is inevitable so you may as well make it a positive one.
It’s going to be a hard couple of months, but ultimately it will be a positive experience. It has to be.
We can only move forward after all.