We are about halfway through 2020, and I would have to say that most of us have been dealing with some pretty hard times. Starting with the Covid-19 virus, and the stay at home orders and the resulting job loses. Then we have protests and unrest in many places. Yes, it has been a crappy year.
I have hope that we may be able to salvage something of the year. Yes, I know the rest of the year could be worse than the first part of the year. But being positive is the only thing we have going for us. Take the time each day to remind yourself of good things in your life. Family, friends, health, whatever it may be. Those are the essential things to focus on during hard times. The hard times don't last forever. It just seems like it.
25 Quotes for the hard times.
"Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it."
"I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it."
"A problem is a chance for you to do your best.
"With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts."
"In three words, I can sum up everything I've learned about life; it goes on."
"It is always the simple that produces the marvelous."
"I dwell in possibility."
"You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it."
"Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact."
"Never give in. Never, never, never."
"The best way to predict your future is to create it."
"You have power over your mind-Not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength."
"Every adversity, every failure, and every heartache carries with it the seed of an equivalent or a greater benefit."
"Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines."
"When everything seems to be against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it."
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The Most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time."
"Life isn't about getting and having; it's about giving and being."
"When life puts you in tough situations, don't say 'why me' say 'try me'."
"Once you choose hope, anything is possible."
"Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears."
Don't wait for everything to be perfect before you decide to enjoy your life."
"Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny..."
"You'll have bad times, but it'll always wake you up to the good stuff you weren't paying attention to."
Hard times are like a washing machine, they twist, turn, and knock us around, but in the end, we come out cleaner, brighter, and better than before.
"Even in hard times, there's a possibility to have fun."
Remember to keep focusing on the good things you have in your life. It's the only way to survive the hard times we will encounter from time to time.