Trying my best to be tough

“Tough times never last, but tough people do”~Dr. Robert Schuller

Not everyone is born tough, those who are born tough are lucky, they can face every situation thrown at them without any problem. For the rest of us who are not so lucky, life experiences make us tough. There are so many people out there who faces difficult situations every day, far worse than we do, yet we complain about every little thing that goes against our will.

Have we ever thought about those kids in third world country that do not get to eat every day, far less every meal, when we complain about the food on our plate is not tasty enough? Or do we think about the soldiers that fight for their country without any question, it is their job, but we complain that our job is unsatisfactory.

Not to be a hypocrite I agree that I too fall under the complaining category. I complain about so many things every day, from why I have to clean the house all day long, to why cannot my husband wash the sink properly after he shaves. At the end of the day when I go to bed I think about all the complaints I had for the day and as I am not agitated about the situation anymore they seem so diminutive. These things are not tough times, this is just part of life.

I think about it like this, would I prefer a cleaner house with no kids, or a messy house with kids to share with. Would I prefer a dirty sink, that I can just wash with water or a clean sink, instead of a husband? Every time my complaints seem to be unjustified by the end.

But there are times when we have to be tough to face a really difficult situation, like if we lose a loved one we have to be tough for the one’s that are still with us. Crying is not a sign of being weak, crying for someone who we have lost, shows that we loved them truly and deeply. Crying when times are difficult either economically or physically, tells us that we are a human being and it is natural. Tough does not mean that we cannot cry or we cannot show our emotions to others, we are tough when we face our difficulties and overcome them. And as Dr. Robert Schuller has said “Tough times never last, but tough people do”, I agree with him one hundred percent and try my best to be tough for my family, for my daughter, and if things get hard, I pray. I pray to god to give me the strength to overcome difficulties and I try my best.

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