In the past few months, I have learned so much from so many new people that I have met. Whether it be an inspirational quote, a way of life, or just plain hardships and struggles that friends and family go through.
Many of these things have helped me in my own life as I have struggled through my own share of hardships in the past 2 years.
Life throws some serious curve-balls at you from time to time and you have to be able to accept them, for acceptance is the hardest part of it all.
Learning to deal with a hardship and having the right support system is the best way to get through them.
I have learned that nobody has it easy. Everybody has something that they are going through. There is no such thing as a perfect life. It does not exist. It is how you handle the tough times and how you overcome them.
I will stand strong. I will be be strong. I will not be defeated. I have faith. I have hope. I have perseverance. I believe.
An inspirational poem I just heard while watching the movie "Invictus"
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
William Ernest Henley