Life has a funny way of knocking us down. We can put on the mask that everything is OK outwardly when secretly we are defeated inwardly just like a boxer who has been knocked out.
I am not sure what has knocked you down, whether it has been an illness, a financial struggle, issues with your kids, low self esteem, divorce, relationship problems, an addiction or something else but all I know is that it is time to get back up again.
You were never created to live depressed, defeated, guilty, condemned, ashamed or unworthy. You were created to be victorious. It is not the mountain that you need to conquer but yourself.
“He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior.”
Did you know that the opposite of depression isn’t happiness. The opposite of depression is resilience, it is the ability to bounce back after your failure’s and rejections. It is the courage to get back up again and continue.
Building resilience isn’t about always looking on the bright side and pushing away negative emotions, but rather allowing yourself to experience what you are feeling in any given situation, whether it’s good or bad,
“The resilient person doesn’t stay stuck in the negative emotions, but instead let’s them sit side by side with other feelings, “So they may feel ‘I’m sad about this,’ they’re also prone to thinking, ‘but I’m grateful about this.’”
So maybe it is time to see your setback and failure as an opportunity to learn and grow. Maybe it is time to open up your heart and your mind again and live a create a HAPPY DAY.