Bad times don’t last forever – growing through pain: Keeping Up Courage Part 3

At the change of every season, we are always reminded that like the seasons there is a time for everything. 

Moving into spring means warm sun, bright flowers and birds singing which for me is a nice change from the dreary winter. 

The last few weeks I have had a series of bad days. Just one thing after another going wrong.

BUT The good thing about life is that it always moves forward. Forward is forward. Forward means moving away from the bad times. Life goes on and in time those bad experiences just become a memory. It may not be the direction we want right now but this is forward, this is progress and this will lead us somewhere beautiful. 

Another lesson I have been reminded of through this journey … is that there is beauty through pain. All types of pain makes us grow and learn so much about other people and ourselves. 

These things and times make us more aware of others and in turn more loving. These horrible things make us who we are. 

Like the bright flowers and animals hibernating in winter, it is now time to come out of our caves and bloom along with the rest of them. 

So I challenge you to think – what unpleasant experience has made you so much better? comment and share it or message me I would love to hear ❤️

38 thoughts on “Bad times don’t last forever – growing through pain: Keeping Up Courage Part 3”

  1. I love this post, especially the idea of blooming along with everything else at springtime! “Forward is forward” is something I’m going to hold close and remember through the tough times, thank you. Chronic illness has definitely brought a lot of beauty through the pain and changed my perspective for the better.
    Take care, I hope Spring brings you some kidder days.
    Love Holly xx

    1. Thank you so much Holly!! It means the world to me that you support and understand how I feel too. Thank you for reading! I’m so glad you got something out of this post <3 Lots of love xx

    2. Beautiful words, Susie. Very thought provoking. So sorry to hear about the bad days. They are tough, to say the least. I hope Spring brings some brighter days ahead for you. I will keep my fingers crossed. I love how you express so well that even if this is not the direction we want to go in right now, that it is still progress. So important to remember. Thanks for this reminder. Take good care. I’ve really enjoyed this series of blogs 😊 Lots of love, Emma (Not Just Tired) xxx

    1. Thanks so much Mercy! You are too kind. I am glad you have built and become strong <3 Hope you have had a nice weekend!

  2. I agree that bad times don’t last forever. We need to do our best to move forward however we can. There are times when life can be tough but I found having to power through it helps a little. Sending you lots of love.

    Nancy ♥

    1. Thanks so much Amy! Your comment has made me smile 🙂 I am glad it could help you. Hope you are having a good week x

  3. “This is forward, this is progress and this will lead us somewhere beautoful”. Such a wonderful post Susie! I really hope things ease up for you now! I know that feeling when you keep coming up for air and trying to move on but you just keep getting hit with one thing after another. You feel like you’re drowning. Hoping and praying for better times for you. Spring is looking so good, how nice is it feel the sun again. ☀

    Xx Em


    1. Emily!! You are so kind! Yes it can really just feel like a snowball of bad things sometimes :/ but it does get better eventually xx I hope you are doing well today xoxo

    1. Yes it is such a nice feeling to accept where we are and feel that this is all for a reason. Being present is so helpful and important <3 lots of love x

  4. What a beautiful pic at the end! it’s important to remember that nothing lasts forever and things will change, especially when we are facing hard times!

    Hope that you are having a great week 🙂 I’ve got a scarf giveaway on my blog right now 🙂

    Away From Blue

    1. Thanks so much Mica!! Yes! Sometimes we just have to keep reminding ourselves this in the tough times xx hope you are well!

  5. I always love your positive outlook on life! You’re right that going forward means progress and although the hard times are tough, they really do help make us into the people we were meant to be. I hope you have the best spring Susie!

    x Kara |

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