I'd like to share a poem with you today. It's one that helped me long ago when I was at a really bad point in life, and I've kept it and read it once in a while for many years now. I've just shared it on another community for someone who is also going through a bad patch. While typing it in, I suddenly realised that it was quite relevant to what many of us are struggling with in this covid-19 pandemic, which really boils down to changes we are finding unpleasant and difficult to adapt to.
THE FUTURE AND BRIGHTER DAYS AHEAD
Sometimes it seems like the world is crumbling around us, and we can't go on.
But those are the times when we most need to look to the future, to hold on to our faith and hope, and to each other.
One of the hardest things to accept is the realization that things that make no sense to us now may never make any sense, but life will go on anyway - with no explanations or apologies, and that we somehow survive the changes thrust upon us.
We even manage to grow...
But nothing grows without rain, so when it begins to pour, let it flow,
And when the storm has passed, let it go.
Be kind to yourself; ask for what you need. You are not alone.
-KerryMcCaskill- (from the book 'Life Can Be Hard Sometimes... but It's Going to Be Okay)
Photo: (Abigail Keenan Unsplash)
Have a good Friday everyone.