This morning someone I love told me something I wasn’t ready to hear. I almost didn’t write today because of it. It knocked my core to the point where I almost wondered if I had anything at all worth sharing with you guys.

Then I realised that would be super selfish of me and that, more often than not, writing helps me work things out in my head; it gives me a chance to explore what I’m feeling and what’s working and what isn’t. Then I re-write everything taking in to account what it is I’ve learnt so that I can offer you lovely people something constructive to go away with.

Hopefully, most of the time that works.

So what am I going to teach you today? (Honestly, I’m not that big-headed – I really do know that I know very little in the grand scheme of things, and I learn more from you than you do from me).

Today, my words of wisdom are to have faith, and to have hope. Without these two things your world becomes very small very quickly.

I’m not talking about religious BS or joining a cult here. I’m talking about having faith in whatever it is you choose to believe in, but most importantly, having faith in yourself.

I read a book a long time ago called The Celestine Prophecy. If you’ve not read it yet go to Amazon and buy it. Immediately. Then read it. That book taught me one thing. It taught me that there is something bigger than myself out there and I that I have a part to play in that bigger thing.

When rubbish shit happens and I don’t know what to do I often read that book again to remind myself of the bigger picture, and to remind myself that I have control over my future.

The news I got this morning, it’s something I’ve known about for a while but I put it to the back of my mind, focusing on other things. Now I think I’ll have to face it. There will be no happy ending. There is no scenario where everything will work out OK but I have to trust and have faith that there is a reason for it.

What I have learnt so far on my journey will help me in the future. It will allow me to follow my dreams with more conviction and courage. It just might suck for a while.

If you’re struggling with something in your life right now, know that you are not alone. Know that there are people who care. Look for what you are able to take away from the situation and remember that you have a whole life to lead. Keep breathing and look for where your hope and faith is pointing you.

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