Keep Trying

Elder Jeffery R Holland Quote

I have needed this quote for the past several months. Sometimes life throws you multiple curve balls all at once and you don’t even know what to catch first and even if you can catch any of them at all. I suffer from anxiety and depression. A good chunk of my anxiety stems from feeling out of control in life.

Thankfully this quote helps me feel not alone in feeling like life is hard. I know everyone has their challenges but sometimes it’s hard to remember that when you are in the middle of your own problems. I have found serving others and trying to get out of your own head tends to help the most. Also, another thing that helps is gratitude. Our family says 3 things we are grateful for every night before kids go off to bed. It started off as 1 thing and it was like pulling teeth to get our son to do it but now, he asks to say more. It is amazing what gratitude can do for anyone. I feel like gratitude is what centers everything. Whether it be a positive or negative situation gratitude neutralizes it.

Overall, we are not alone in feeling life is hard. We are with the best of people and we need to remember to think outside of ourselves even when life is its hardest.