Glow sticks

“It’s okay to be a glow stick. Sometimes we need to break before we shine.”

-unknown

Each morning when I wake up, I don’t expect things to go wrong in my day. I don’t expect the worst. I don’t expect to break. But it turns out, breaking isn’t the worst thing that can happen. Everyone breaks. Whether it be breaking down, breaking hearts, breaking dreams, or just breaking for no reason, it happens to everyone. And it happens every single day.

Do we want to break? Most people would say no. Breaking can bring pain or sadness. And I don’t think that we want to break either, but I do think that we need to. Everyone needs to break at some point. For without breaking, there is not the happiness that follows. That means that it’s alright to break down. It’s alright to have a bad day. Those days make the next ones better. When you overcome the breaking, the shining is waiting for you.

There is nothing better than knowing that a struggle was conquered and we are better for overcoming such situations. We are stronger. We are more worldly. Isn’t that the point? It’s all about that balance.

So let yourself break. I dare you to conquer and shine.

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