I saw this image this morning...and it really stood out to me. The beautiful colours, the light breaking through the cloud....the prospect of a new day, a new horizon, a little piece of hope that this day will be better than the last.
Life is a little like the passing of a day. You have rainy times, stormy times, bright times and times when it is too hot or cold and you want out.
Some of this can be caused by the people you choose to surround yourself with. They can affect the weather of your life with a simple word or gesture. They can cause storms and periods of unrest. And you can choose to ride the storm and stick it out because you think they are true friends, or you can choose to bail out and stand on safer ground. Some people in your life are there not to be your friend, but to gain something from you. And you find that once they get what they want, their true colours show. Then they become the storms that pass through, leaving destruction in their wake.
These people have no interest in who you are, and can cause you to become something that you aren't. The people who really love you and accept you for who you are, become the rays of sunlight that shine through on even the darkest of days. They support you in being confident in the person you are, and help you along a path to a brighter place. A place where you can be accepted as yourself, and not need to seek the approval of others because you know you are loved.
Everyone has to weather storms in life, and it can be difficult to see the break on the horizon, the ray of hope that means things won't always be bad. You can always have a fresh start in life, a new day, a new dawn. A time when you get up and decide that you are going to be there for yourself, and make your own wellbeing a priority. You need to look after yourself so that others can see the good in you.
Let today be something new, even small...something that leads you on the path to being comfortable in your own skin and showing people your true character. Eventually, the sun you create will be too blinding to ignore.