“Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.” – John R. Wooden

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It has been a challenging few weeks to say the least. There is an atmosphere of ‘uncertainty’ in the air that has been quite prominent these last few weeks. Things are changing – globally, economically and personally for me, and honestly for the past few weeks I did not know how to deal with it.

I’m not the only one who has been affected by current global affairs – it feels like I am watching a horrible movie from the sidelines and there is nothing I can do to stop it. It has been the rudest awakening to the injustice and unfairness of this world. And along with some things that have been going on personally around me, I really began to lose hope in this world.

The thing with losing hope in the world, it forces you to look for meaning, for purpose, for something more. I mean, this surely can’t be it. So it was quite good for me in the end. Being vulnerable and realising that I have NOTHING in this world sent me on some deep soul searching and allowed me to reconnect spiritually, to seek and find purpose again and to refocus my hope on things not of this world.

So how do you stay motivated amidst times of turmoil? Well refocus first. Through seeking and re-establishing my purpose, I found it easier to get up every day and do what I had to do. When you realise how empty everything is – little acts of kindness and moments of happiness are much more noticeable than normal. A little smile from my best friend, a kiss on the cheek from my mum, positive feedback from my colleagues – all seemingly minor things, but each one offering a glimpse of hope, a sign that somehow through the darkness – there is still light, it is still possible. I can still do this.

So yea, I got very close to giving up this month and from speaking to a few people I can see that I’m not the only one. In reality we all have a death sentence and are going through the same cycle. We are all trying to make the best out of a bad situation. I would like to encourage anyone going through a difficult time that you will get through it. We all fall down at some point, but the most important thing is that you get back up again. Let us not worry too much about tomorrow or the future, but take it one day at a time. Things are tough yes, but so are you. And within you lies the strength, light and ability to achieve your God-given purpose. So please, don’t give up, keep on trying and keep on believing.

I leave you with one of my favourite bible verses for the week ahead:

“So don’t be anxious about tomorrow. God will take care of your tomorrow too. Live one day at a time.” Matthew 6:34 TLB

Love, MC x

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