In these hard days, help me to remember that it's been hard before. I need to remember that hard times come, and hard times go. Help me to remember how far we have come already, and that things can look up. Because sometimes, usually not for long, I can forget. And that scares me.
Help me to remember that all the choices we have made have been made with pure hearts, always with best hopes for other, not for self. When you have to make such big decisions all the time, it can be easy to question yourself, and sometimes that makes me upset.
When things are rough, I need to remember all of my blessings. I don't always want to be focused on my worries, there are many in this world who would see my worries as trivial in light of their own, and they are right. It's all the things I take for granted that are my blessings, how lucky I am to take so many things for granted. Remembering my blessings can make me feel grateful, and loved.
Help me to remember, when I'm having a hard time, that it's okay if I don't always know what to do. It's okay if I try a zillion things, some of which I thought were great ideas, and they don't seem to work. It is my effort and dedication that matter, and lots of times these don't fail me. When I can't figure out the answer, and I feel like I am walking in circles I can feel frustrated, and dissapointed in myself.
Help me to remember that when I don't know what else to do, it's always a good idea to love a little harder. It may not fix everything, but sometimes it's all I have to offer. And a little extra love never hurts.