As a kid we think we have things all figured out. Our path will be smooth and easy, not even a pebble would dare stand in our way. By the time we are in high school we think our future life is waiting for us and as soon as we graduate we will be given a road map along with our diploma. With each trial and stumble we start to question our past believes, yet we trudge on knowing that the future we want is just around the next corner. Unfortunately, our rose-colored glasses break too quickly, but that does not mean that hope should not remain.
For me my dream has changed more than once and at times my hope has faltered, but I have been fortunate to always have someone to pull me out of my despair. Through them I have learned the importance of being there for others who are hurting. It is not always an easy task and is often thankless, but that does not mean it is worthless.
I am not grateful for the stumbles and falls I have had, but I am thankful for the lessons I have learned from them. Each loss, heartbreak and setback has allowed me to relate to others differently and show them love and support in ways I never could before. Unfortunately, I have no magical cure, but I do have a shoulder to cry on, ears to listen with and a smile to brighten your day. Sometimes those little things are the biggest when we are broken.
Tomorrow will be a little bit easier and I will become a stronger me everyday.