MARIA LUISA SALCINES | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR
It takes courage to make it through life because nothing is simple.
You find your dream job, but you end up with a difficult boss. You finally meet the one, but he or she is not ready to settle down. You buy your dream house and it floods during a storm.
Things don’t always work out the way we planned. It’s not easy staying positive when it seems that you are constantly hitting a brick wall.
Disappointments are a robber of reason and you have to find the courage to accept contentment and take things day by day.
Sumitha Bhandarkar is the blogger behind afineparent.com. I read one of her articles about how using the word “yet” when you are facing problems helps you change your attitude and see things in a more positive manner.
For many years, Bhandarkar struggled with infertility and, even though she believes that gratitude is the most powerful remedy for the problems we face, she was discouraged.
That’s when she began using the word “yet.” Year after year, she would remind herself, “I am not pregnant, yet. There is no need to despair, yet.”
“Yet” is a word that gives hope. It helps you believe that there are changes you can make that will pave the way to the things you want.
Don’t focus on the failure; it makes you feel like you have no options.
However, when you think of your goal as something that you haven’t reached yet, it changes your outlook.
Throughout your life, you will face many “yets,” and courage is what will get you through it all.
You have to be courageous all the time; you can’t just pull the courage out when you need it.
There is not a person in this world that has not at some point felt despair.
Courage allows you to keep on going, and it reminds you to see God in every sunrise.
Sometimes all we can do is pray and have faith that the best is yet to come.
Maria Luisa Salcines is a freelance writer and certified parent coach with The International Network for Children and Families in Redirecting Children’s Behavior and Redirecting for a Cooperative Classroom. Follow her on Twitter at @PowerOfFamily or on Instagram at @mlsalcines. You can also contact her on her blog FamilyLifeandFindingHappy.com.