I wasn’t going to treat this as a writing prompt, but technically, it is because I read this on another blog post about micro journaling. As soon as I saw this sentence, my brain woke up. I immediately began thinking of how I could write about this topic. It makes it easier when you relate, I get that, so in that sense, it’s not a real writing prompt. But I am going to scratch the traditions for now and say that anything that gets your brain working and your fingers tapping is essentially a writing prompt. Prove me wrong! 😉

So back to the topic. I would love to be able to agree with this but I just can’t. Is the world only about fluffy, cuddly things, love and happiness, goodness and grace? If your world is like this, then wow, all I can say is you’re one lucky person to never have anything bad happen to you. But in my world, that’s not a realistic picture of life in the least. In my reality, good goes hand-in-hand with the bad, and bad things happen every now and then. I think these events are what really help you to become a stronger person. It’s sad that that’s how it is (for me, anyway) but looking back over my life, bad events have taken their toll and the only way to move forward, was to turn that experience into something better, that weakness into a strength.

There will be times when people won’t care…

How did I manage to do that? You might ask this question and I indeed ask it of myself. I really couldn’t put it into words because you can’t really explain it. Everyone has their own shit to deal with and their own ways of coping. This is something I try to be mindful of. Your experiences are merely just that, nothing more. You can choose to share them with the world, and that’s OK but it pays to remember that not everyone is going to appreciate what you’re going through. There will be times when people won’t care. This will hurt. And the only way I could get beyond that was to accept it. And that was and still is a tough thing to do. I’m still working on it.

I say recognise everything in your life, not just the things that are good and make you feel good about yourself, but appreciate the bad times for what they are and if you can turn that into something positive, you are winning! That in itself is something to honour and respect. The fact that you have the strength to pull through the bad times is definitely something to recognise. So you see, that’s why I think it’s important to at least acknowledge the bad things because, without them, you wouldn’t be who you are. A (hopefully) better and stronger version of yourself.

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