In Remembrance of September 17

The Great Builder: Adversity & The Great Restorer: Gratitude

Destiny S. Harris


Photo by Harley-Davidson on Unsplash

Sometimes — when you’ve been going through adversity for a long time — it is easy to forget to observe where you are in life now versus a year ago, months ago, or even weeks ago.

It can be easy to get so caught up with just surviving that you can forget to be grateful for all you aren’t struggling with anymore. Sometimes adversity can seem to last forever, but hardship does not last forever; usually, misfortune is temporary — as it should be.

Times of adversity allows us to grow, strengthen our mentalities, and build resilience. Times of trouble are not filled with happy moments, but through all of it, we can remember to take the time to enjoy the little things, to be grateful for all the little things that come to us, and to give to others.

When we go through adversity, it almost seems impossible to think of anyone but ourselves, but in these times of adversity is when we need to give the most.

Giving is like planting seeds of hope, which always produce a bountiful harvest, an end to the storm, and a rainbow to remind you how beautiful your journey has ended.

Be grateful. Give. Remember to cherish the big and small wins. Enjoy every little and big thing you can. Don’t take anything or anyone for granted.

Remember that you have made it through the storm, and you are stronger because of it.

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