Spring is typically the time people clean in entirety – their homes, their closets, their relationships, their lives; basically anything that causes clutter and confusion. We all do it in an attempt to transform and redeem ourselves from our failed New Year's resolutions. We become so concerned with change and everything "wrong" in our lives, that we don't take the time to notice all the good things in our lives. I'm going to take a leap of faith and say we're all in good health with a roof over our heads, we're employed, all the bills are paid, we have some sort of support system and if you're reading this, you're definitely alive! Take a minute to be grateful.
I tend to discuss my life's trials and tribulations a lot but that's all I know, and a common message of your story becoming someone else's testimony is heavily resonating with me. When I moved to Atlanta almost a year ago, all the plans I had for myself fell through. I was out of work for four months, I ran out of money, and created way more debt for myself than I left New York with. Not to mention, I lost people that were extremely important to me. All of that stress and depression I spoke about a couple weeks ago had peaked during this time. But in a short (not really) time, I went from having no jobs to having two. I'm slowly but surely climbing out of debt. I used to be legitimately afraid to check my credit score, but now it's hitting numbers I haven't seen in a while! I've been able to live a little and have fun. Just a couple days ago I was complaining to one of my friends that working so much was causing a ton of distress on me (physically and mentally) but I quickly had to stop complaining because: 1) this phase is almost over (thank God!), and 2) there was a time when I had nothing but time.
I say this to say that though things may not seem how you'd like at times, look beyond the obvious negatives and point out the things that ARE good. Start your days being appreciative and thanking God. Realize that all the "bad" that's occurring is because something greater is coming. Instead of complaining, take a moment and reflect – someone is in a far worse situation than you are. Remember, the glass isn't half empty, it's half full. When you change your mindset and begin to think this way, you'll truly see that life is lovely.