The Sun Might Not Come Out Tomorrow
The sun might not come out tomorrow or the next day, or the day after that…but that doesn’t mean give up.
Ever had a week or a month where you felt like you just needed a win? Yeah, that’s life. Welcome to adulting.
Don’t worry, I’m not going to sit here and tell you everything is going to get better and that the world is full of rainbows and butterflies. It is, it has those things, but the world is also full of storms and one bad thing after another.
There’s a storm cloud following my bad luck.
If you’ve been in a dry spell or feel quite the opposite–like there’s a storm cloud just following you everywhere and it doesn’t seem to ever go away, remember it’s just a season and it won’t always be this way. Storms are meant to push us and make us grow. They’re also really annoying though. And when my luck has just not been great, I will admit I wallow in these moments and it’s hard to crawl out of the storm cloud mindset.
In my experience, the longer the storm, the greater the reward. But let’s not get too excited about that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. The reward might not always come how you expect it to. It might stop raining and things might turn around in the end, but the thing you wanted the most might not be waiting for you on the other side. That’s not fair. Yeah, but you don’t know what’s in the works. Just because you can’t see what’s ahead, doesn’t mean it’s not being prepared for you.
The Universe is never against you.
It doesn’t mean it’s not on its way. Trust me, it’s coming. It only means that things are happening behind the scenes and that The Universe has your back. The Universe is never trying to conspire against you. It’s always conspiring with you.
There have been a few times in my life where a storm cloud has followed me around and nothing seems to happen or go my way. I’ll start to question The Universe. Sometimes I’ll even think God forgot about me. Have you ever felt this way? You’re not alone. It makes us human.
What are you grateful for?
What I find helpful in these times is to look at the good things you have going for you in this season. You might have to dig a little at first, but start small and think big. Make a list. Again with the lists? Yes. Visualize. Mind to Hand to Paper. Jot it down. Your job. Your pet. Your home. The fact you got up this morning. You could afford to pay for gas. Check your privilege. Be grateful for the things that come easy that you forget about easily.
Start writing down what you’re grateful for, just one word a day and see if your luck begins to turn around. Test it out and look for the sun among the storm clouds. Remember that it always starts raining eventually. If you want to make the storm pass faster, be on the lookout for the small things. And if the storm is still coming, learn to laugh and make the most of it.