You’re stronger than you think

When I’m stuck with a day that’s grey and lonely
I just stick up my chin and grin and say, oh

The sun will come out tomorrow

Sentiments easier expressed through lyrics than in reality.

But songwriters Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin capture something utterly profound in their song Tomorrow – featured in the hit musical and movie Annie.

Simply put – everything is temporary.

Every one of us can look back in our history and remember times when we didn’t know how we were going to make it through. Times when we were riddled with self-doubts and insecurities – grieving with a broken heart or a broken life.

And yet here we are survivors – perhaps a little more jaded and guarded, but definitely more courageous.

Somehow as everyday ordinary people, we were able to find an inner strength hidden deep within ourselves – a strength to overcome struggles and emotions we once thought would destroy us.

It’s amazing to me just how strong our spirits truly are, and yet are so often overlooked.

When faced with many of the same struggles (in different circumstances) we become somewhat powerless – succumbing to the same self-doubts and insecurities which lead us to wonder how in the world we’ll ever make it through.

As we continue journeying through life it’s important to remember this: “You never know how strong you are…until being strong is the only choice you have.”  – Cayla Mills

Whatever your struggles may be in this complicated world we live in, I ask you to remember these four things:

  1. Allow yourself time to grieve (regardless of circumstance)
  2. Process and compartmentalize your feelings (don’t deny them)
  3. Know that everything is temporary
  4. That you’re stronger than you think

For as a young, red-headed girls sings:

The sun will come out tomorrow
Bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow
There’ll be sun