It’s Going To Hurt. Like Hell. 

It’s going to hurt like hell. Probably pains you’ve never experienced before. And the worst part about it isn’t that you feel them, but that you can’t take anything to help. That although they feel like physical pains. In your heart. Deep in the pit of your stomach. They’re not. It’s all mental. And you can’t take Tylenol to make a broken heart stop hurting. You can’t get a prescription to mend your broken world. You can’t hide away under your covers and expect it all to change. So brace yourself. Because it’s going to hurt like hell. That’s what they forget to tell you. But it doesn’t last forever. And it will get better. I promise. After the initial shock of your heartbreak. Of your failed plans. Of the disaster you’re going through. It. Will. Get. Better. But only when you pick yourself up from the confusion and the sadness. The anger. The disbelief. The lack of hope. Only when YOU pick yourself up from whatever is weighing you down and realize that in order for it to get better, YOU have to move forward. YOU have to remember the happy things. The love you still have for you and in you. The smiles, laughs, dreams. The ones you’re still capable of coming across in the future. In your future. In your beautiful, necessary life! It will get better and you are never alone in the feeling of it hurting like hell. And one day you’re going to be so mentally strong that no amount of destruction will make your world crumble again. You will discover parts of you you never even knew existed. Wonderful things about you that were waiting to emerge. You are going to learn how to firmly plant your feet on the ground. On the foundation of your beautiful life and you are going to make this world. Your world. So much more beautiful. And I thank you for that. __a.c. 

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100.

The thought of most individuals when it comes to a relationship is that it needs to be a 100/100 matched effort. That makes sense, right? The only problem with it is that they think that 100/100 match effort only applies to a relationship of themselves WITH another individual. That’s the only relationship they apply it to. That’s the only relationship they set perfect match standards for. But what about the relationship we have with ourselves? See, we all plan goals, set goals, but often, we don’t reach those goals. We give up. We make excuses. Why is that? It’s because we don’t match ourselves. The part of us that caries out goals doesn’t match the part of us that plans and sets goals. That part of us falls short- and instead of holding that part of us accountable like we would another individual who doesn’t match our 100, we just accept it. Don’t accept it. Be in a 100/100 relationship with yourself. It’s extremely possible. And just like your 100/100 match relationship with someone else will make you happier, your 100/100 match relationship with yourself will, too. It will change your life. So give yourself 100%. Because you deserve it. __a.c.

Success

The most unsuccessful thing we did to ourselves Was make money a requirement for success,

Because it has people chasing fake dreams While their real ones they suppress;

Which causes a lot of unhappy people And a world full of stress.

Why? All so that we can step out in that we can step out in that twelve thousand dollars dress To socialize with people we have to put a mask on to impress?

Rappers, ballers, or the million dollar artist Leave the only scapegoat for the classroom kids who weren’t the smartest.

So instead of being here to express our God given purpose, We chase a mad made dream that we know is gonna hurt us

Money money won’t get you too far, get you too far Unless you’re flying in a jet or driving your new Rolls Royce car,

But, see, that’s physically speaking and physical strength Will never be enough to carry you the length.

So chase your TRUE passions, whatever they may be Because the REAL definition of success is when your heart is happy. _a.c. 

Window View

I looked out my new window To an unfamiliar view.

The changes all at once were 

All together coming through.

The trees were different, the sun shine too, 

The atmosphere had even changed

And how my life had been before 

Now started to replay.

The changes I had planned myself- The life I thought would last

Never even came to be-

No, I was going down a different path.

“But why?” the question wouldn’t leave 

Until the answer had appeared.

Why hasn’t anything turned out the way I’d been planning all these years?

As I sat there in silence 

and search deep in my soul 

I realized where I walked I chose, but what I confronted, wasn’t my control.

God had all control of that- 

my God that loves so much.

My God that only wants the best, 

my God Whom I fully trust.

And then the new window view seemed not to bother me thereof.

Because no matter where I’d look, I’d still see my faith, hope, trust and love.

So in times of unfamiliarity, of change, confusion, doubt-

Just know that as God’s guiding you,

You can trust your every route. __a.c. 

Life.

Life. It’s a small word. Easy to say. Quick to write. And yet it’s going to hit you harder than anything else. It won’t always be easy. In fact, it’s important you realize that life as we designed it is actually hard. You see, life was designed to be perfect in the beginning. But what do we know about perfection? Nothing. What we do know about is forgiveness. We bite the apple day after day and then we are forgiven. And that’s the perfection we attain-unconditional love, unconditional support, unconditional presence. And that’s still a beautiful kind of perfection. More beautiful than we often allow ourselves to realize. And although forgiveness is a such beautiful thing, the reality is it’s preceded by things not so beautiful. Lies. Hurt. Sin. Sadness. Anger. Failure. And that’s why life is hard. But even on those days, we still have something so beautiful. Because there’s always a light waiting for you in the darkness. And that’s something I never want you to forget. That no matter how hard life gets, the beauty of it will never be taken away from you. __a.c.

Life Is Hard

It’s hard. Life is hard. You will have days where you can’t even imagine getting out of bed. You will have moments where all you can do is cry. You will reach a point where you question everything you’ve ever done up until this point, because you’re sure that at this point in your life you should have it all figured out. You will occasionally wonder why you ever believed in fairy tales and happy endings. You will feel lost. Life. is hard. At times. But it’s not bad. And that’s an important difference to understand. It’s true, there will be hard days. Seemingly impossible days…to your mind. But to God, it’s all part of the plan. Of your plan. A plan that’s already been figured out for you! A plan that you don’t need to stress over, because it’s a beautiful, wonderful plan! And on those days where you don’t want to get out of bed, God already gave you the strength to do it! And it started with the first breath you took on those hard days. On the days where you feel like all you can do is cry, it’s okay because God is teaching you patience. Perseverance. Strength. Things we can only truly understand through the hard days. And it’s through this that we become the fullest version of ourselves. It’s through the hard days that we learn how important love is. How important being kind is. How important the hard days really are. And the thing is, we get through the hard days. Not without a struggle, but also not without God’s help, love and direction. You see, there will be hard days. I want you to know that. But I also want you to know that life is beautiful and full of smiles, laughter, love, hope, happiness. And it’s so worth all the hard days. __a.c.

They’re Out There

He’s out there. The guy who can’t keep himself from smiling when he’s with you. Who opens every door for you. Who asks you questions about yourself so he can have more reasons to love you.
She’s out there. The girl who loves nothing more than to put her hand in yours. Who’s thankful for each day because you’re in it. Who smiles when she gets a phone call from you because she can’t help but fall more in love with you with each conversation. Who can picture nothing but a future with you. They’re out there.
But we’ll never see them if we never grow up and be them. __a.c.