When you feel things will not get better, remember the phrase: “It’s always darkest before the dawn.”

​It's always darkest before the dawn...

Sometimes it seems like every possible bad thing ​that could happen to you, really truly does. Maybe you just broke up with the love of your life and found out that they are dating the one person you can't stand. Maybe your parents just grounded you for staying out too late, you wrecked the car last week, and now you bombed a really important test. Or maybe someone posted a really embarrassing photo or story about you online.

There are certainly times in your life when you might like to crawl into your bed, pull the covers over your head, and never have to face anyone ever again. In that moment when you feel like there is absolutely no chance that things will get better, remember the phrase: "It's always darkest before the dawn." That statement can help you focus on the one thing you need in that moment…HOPE.

As you go through life, you will experience many different ups and downs. Everyone does. In today's world of social media it is easy to assume that everyone else's life is a whole lot better than yours. But no one is immune from experiencing losses or changes during their life, or the pain that results.

So if you know now that you will experience disappointment, loss, change, and even embarrassment as you get older, what's the motivation to move on? Always remember that one of the greatest joys in life is that you never know what absolutely wonderful thing might be waiting around the corner for you. It's the dawn that comes after the darkness…it's called HOPE.

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