“When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” – Joseph P. Kennedy (1888-1969)
These beautiful lines by Joseph P. Kennedy, Father of U.S. President John F.Kennedy, has been my mantra for life, for the longest I can even remember. Probably way back when I was in school. This quote speaks volumes, in such less words.
Life will keep challenging us every iota of a second, but we have to keep enduring and remaining strong, irrespective. Sometimes the curve balls just don’t cease, but then instead of wallowing in self-pity and questioning the challenging situation, keep at it. Never for once bow down to the challenges. Instead of questioning them with a, “Why me?” Look them straight in the eye with a, “Try me!” Rest assured you will be equipped to handle any given situation with immense courage and fortitude.
Probably you have guessed that I write this all out of sheer experience. Yes, I totally do. It’s been testing times for me the last couple of months. And as much as I would have loved the year to have started on a positive, vibrant note with less things to worry about and more things to plan and work upon, it hasn’t been so. I wish I was writing a more fulfilling, happy post, but this morning when I sat down to write my favourite #MondayMusings, I drew blanks. I then realised my mind-space needed de-cluttering and what better way to do so, then by expressing it through my words.
So yes, it’s been an arduous couple of months, but I know the sun will shine upon me for sure. After all this very life is so beautiful, so precious and so blessed. There are way too many blessings that surround me at this point of time, to let the challenges deter me. I’m stronger than I know. When we believe we can, we actually can. So here’s being immensely grateful for the countless blessings and wishing all those worries and troubles away. Nothing lasts forever, so neither will the troubles for sure. On that note, I will ruminate and energise myself with a small free-flowing verse.
Tough times don’t last, tough people do.
And life’s sure to get your back.
Cherish your glorious days, for all is not lost.
The clouds of grey, will come and go.
Hold on to hope
Hold on to love
Hold on to your blessings
Hold on to life precious
For life will eventually turn around.
And the sun will rise in your backyard.