Struggle:  to make a forceful or violent effort to get free of restraint, constriction or to resist attack.

To everyone out there who is struggling today, no matter why, be it the weather, a relationship, depression, loss, gain, bullying, emotional turmoil, finances, uncertainty, exhaustion, abuse or pain, I want to remind you of one thing.

Even if you don’t feel it, can’t see it or won’t believe it. You are loved, you are needed, you are important, and you are here for a reason.


Can you remember even one day, maybe one moment or event that made you happy, joyful, feel full of life and hope? Just hold on to it today. Know that more joy filled days, moments and events are ready and patiently waiting for you. They haven’t given up on you. Don’t give up on them.

We’re here for a reason.  I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark.”  Whoopi Goldberg

I believe that Jon Gordon’s reminder is for all of us,

I believe I am here for a reason and my purpose is greater than my challenges.”  Jon Gordon

When your challenges feel insurmountable sometimes all you can do is hold on and go for the ride.


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