“Live another day,
Climb a little higher,
Find another reason to stay,
Ashes in your hands,
Mercy in your eyes,
If you’re searching for a silent sky…” – Dream Theater
Our talk today made me think of the lyrics of “Another Day” by Dream Theater. Sometimes it’s hard to wake up and live through another day. Sometimes it’s just a walk in the park. No one really understands what’s going through your mind but live another day. I know sometimes it’s hard to fill a void that has been gaping for so long and then we find something that will make us feel whole again and we cling on for all we’re worth and we know it’s worth it.
Know that tough times don’t last but tough people do. Sometimes we underestimate ourselves and feel like there’s no way out but there’s always that guiding light that will lead the way to fairer times. We’ve all had our moments, we’ve sunk so low that a way out seemed impossible but even through the darkest pit there’ll be a kind soul who’ll throw down a rope and pull us out of what seemed like a hopeless chasm of desperation.
If you’re anything like me then you’ll be a master at disguising heartache, sadness, grief and not all of us are brave enough to speak out. I’m not the best person when it comes to expressing myself but I try through my writing in the hopes there will be someone who will be reading this and saying “Hey! this is so me!” and drop me a mail and an unspoken bond is formed.
It’s strange sometimes how someone comes into our lives right out of the blue and changes things around. If we’re lucky that someone will stick around for a long time, if not then we know the person has made a difference and brought a fleeting moment of happiness.
Like you, I’ve had my fair share of what now seems like situations that were impossible to live through. When a new day dawns it’s hardly surprising that we sailed through troubled waters.
Please know that the toughest times are behind you and you don’t have to face anything on your own. There are people out there who are willing to throw you that rope and pull you out of the pit of despair. If you doubt love just look around you at the people who are always there for you, ready to stand by your side no matter what. No times are tough enough for someone who is already tough. What you’re going through, you are not alone… there are others going through the exact same things and more.
A wise person told me once “if you think you got a raw deal, just look around you and you’ll find someone who’s worse off.” You have a roof above your head, good food on the table, a partner by your side, then know that you are luckier than a lot of people out there. Take it easy and everything will fall into place, as cliched as it may sound, it’s true!
“Walk on with hope in your heart and you’ll never walk alone!” (Rodgers and Hammerstein)
(I sincerely hope this helps you through all your tough times. Be safe and stay happy always.)