Your pain will contribute to a better tomorrow

When you’re thick in the middle of heartbreak or despair, it seems ludicrous to even remotely consider the possibility of a better tomorrow, or to think of happiness, or to acknowledge some divine plan. In dark, heavy hours, it can feel momentous to simply get through the day.

Yet these trying hours are the ones that will lead you to happiness. When you have nothing and when you question everything — these are precious gifts that can bring you closer to your authentic self and how you are meant to function in this world. Desperation and dejection can become your greatest teachers.

Sit tight. One day, you’ll be able to look back and be grateful. Things will get better. Until then, be gentle with yourself.