"This too shall pass."
The four letter sentence that has been tattooed on my inner arm since my 18th birthday. The four letter sentence that has constantly reminded me that anything going on in your life, will pass.
Sometimes you are going through a rough patch in life, whether it be big or small, and you forget that bad times can't stay forever. As I was looking at myself in the mirror and took a glance at my tattoo, I looked, and thought about it for a second. A few months ago, life seemed to be getting to me and nothing seemed to be getting better. Today, I thought about how much happier I am compared to then. As I read my tattoo aloud it reminded me that every bad thing in life, will eventually pass.
Then, I thought a little bit harder. Not only will the bad stuff pass, but so will the good. There are so many amazing moments in life; concerts, friends, traveling, kissing, long talks, laughing, dancing, an endless list can be made. These are all moments we wish never had to pass. That is why we need to hold onto the good times for dear life before they can slip away from us too soon. We must seize the moments that are most important to us.
Life can be so good in a moment you never want it to change. Eventually, things change and so do people, those moments that meant everything to you are just a memory. The point I'm getting at is you need to cherish everything in life. The reason these good moments can't last forever is because if all we had in life was good, would these really be good moments? The bad times are here to help you appreciate the good times. That is when "This too shall pass," comes into play. I want this to a be constant reminder for you. A reminder that this is life giving you the bad, to appreciate the future good.
It may seem like a vicious cycle. Having to welcome the bad, so you can eventually welcome the good. It is a cycle we have to learn to accept. I don't want you to think that when life is going good for you, that in the next five seconds something awful will happen to destroy it. I want you to be aware during every moment in life, hold onto it. You are alive and that is a good life already.
The days when it's so dark and you can't seem to find any light at the end of the tunnel, it will pass. The sun will go down and another day will start. Write it down, hang the words up, repeat them to yourself; this too shall pass.
A new day is about to start, and who knows, this could be the best day of your life.