“Anyone can give up, it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength.”
People will ask you, for years to come, “How did you get through that?”
You will tell them you didn’t have a choice, you just did it.
They will follow it up with, “I don’t know if I could have done it.”
You will tell them that they could have because in life, you just do what you have to do.
It really is exactly it. Life doesn’t ask if you are ready. It doesn’t knock gently and wait for you to answer the door. Life barges in, knocks you down, and raids your fridge. And just like any intruder, you would be mad, sad, feel out of control and then you would dig deep, find your strength and pick up the pieces
People may not understand how to help you or how you manage to get up every morning–and that is okay. The important part is you do.
**one more thing to note: you will have days when you fall apart and you can’t find the strength to get out of the house, or even out of bed. That’s okay–it happens. Take that time to reflect and muster your strength for the next day.