As a teacher I have seen children come from horrific circumstances rise. Speaking from an experience of abuse and neglect I know how hard it is to struggle. So when I see the children from these circumstances, I feel it. Yet, they come into school and they learn, they make good relationships, they decide the person that they are going to be and they choose to be something else. Their focus of their lives almost always is to be something better. That is admirable and difficult and amazing.
We also have a choice to focus our lives in spite of the absolute mess we deal with everyday. Sometimes we fail. That’s okay. In spite of the circumstances we are given we can thrive.
I hope this week you can thrive in spite of any and all of your circumstances. Focus on what matters: Family, Friends, Home, Spirituality, Goodness… whatever you value. I know you can do it because in spite of it all, YOU are strong.💜