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Life is tough, but so are you!

Today, I had no idea what I am going to write about! Woman empowerment nah..

parenting.. no.. Motivational? Well, aren't motivational blogs supposed to be posted on Mondays? But why? Why do we need to be motivated on Mondays? "Motivational Mondays" started trending when people were forced to work on something day in and day out because they don't have a choice. Like a guy who is a music enthusiast but has to work as an engineer in a 9-5 job to earn money and take care of his family. He needs "Motivational Monday" reminders to remind him to "hang in there! you're doing this for a reason."

Every person needs motivation for different reasons. For me, it reminds me why I need to push myself a little harder everyday to live. It's a matter of life and death for some. I've had bouts of migraine attacks since the last few days. Been using a patch on one eye to reduce the strain of double vision, which I got as a gift from my infamous stroke of 2017. Although it's absolutely uncomfortable to keep my eye open and type I do it because it relaxes me and also motivating someone else who needs it makes me happy.

Motivation is everywhere, you just need to look for it. Keep your eyes and mind open and you are bound to find it. If you are an empty cup, you will realize motivation is found even in small children who you assume are less "matured". Fact check; maturity comes with experience and not with age.

Last weekend, we visited our friends who are like family. Some relationships run thicker than blood and this friendship is one of those. We came close because of the common factor that both our families have a child with Cerebral Palsy (CP). We are only human and we definitely lose our marbles sometimes. A child with special needs, me, a stroke survivor, no matter how motivated we are, we get anxious and frustrated sometimes. This family does too and that's what makes them special. They make me feel that we don't need to be perfect all the time. But ensure to step up when you need to. They handle far more bigger challenges than ours which makes me dispute the validity of a lot of notions we have built in our mind all these years. Each of us handle things differently and I'm just in awe of how they do it.

They gave me a bracelet for starting my blog. I felt so happy. The inscription on the bracelet inspired me to write today. It reads, "Life is tough, but so are you" .

So much positivity around me I feel so good even though I'm amidst a migraine attack.

I believe I was an average person living a normal life who needed to step up her game and do something extraordinary and so God ensured I did, by giving me situations and circumstances to shine through, I have really accomplished anything only when "push comes to shove" and my pregnancy, stroke are all examples of that. When it's a matter of life and death you give it your all!

You look at some people and go they have it all easy, but you never know what they are actually going through. You are probably just seeing what they are showing you and there's a lot more beneath the surface. Hence the expression, "Be Kind".

I am a firm believer that a smile can help you cruise through anything. I smile harder and joke around when I feel like crying because that gives me the strength to face the situation. It's not the most apt thing to do, but this is how I cope. To each its own!

The saying "the tough gets going when the going gets tough" is absolutely true. I don't know what you're facing right now. But I'm sure you'll overcome this too. Life is tough, but so are you!

#Motivational #Lifeistoughbutsoareyou #SayItLikeYouMeanIt

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