It sucks when one of your soulmate friends gets mugged and hurt.
It sucks when your brother fears for his unborn child’s life.
It sucks when friends get bodily attacked by racists.
It sucks when a friend is in hospital with a life threatening condition.
It sucks when your child’s father doesn’t give a shit.
It sucks when your team mates give up.
It sucks when the unpaid bills just don’t go away fast enough.
It sucks when your nights are seemingly permanently lonely.
It sucks when fear of failure holds you in its paralysing grip.
Sometimes life just sucks.
That’s when you most need to be able to go beyond the pain and see that it sucks because you still care, you still love. And when you still love nothing is ever too difficult to manage.
When you still care you still love.
And then you look in the mirror and say : “Thank you. I love you.”
And you remember the feeling of being loved.
And you know, all will be well as long as you remember to remember the love.