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3 Thoughts that Hold Me Together When Everything Seems to Be Falling Apart
Inspiring nuggets of wisdom to help you brave the trials of life
As my brother’s pupils dilate in fear, my clawing grasp loosens. While he pulls himself up, my drumming heart slows and the blinding red haze of rage clears.
Both of us had gone too far — he by abusing our mother and me by beating the lights out of him. After a poisonous verbal exchange, trying to drill sense into his seething heart proves futile.
Recovering from my outburst, I go to bed. But not even 30 minutes later, the cacophony of another fight flares up. Sighing in frustration, I intervene and put an end to it.
It’s past 12 AM. With the energy and sleep gone from my body, I fall into deep contemplation.
It had been 4 years since I had laid a hand on my brother and I’d vowed never to — if I couldn’t control myself and my own family, what phony of a self-improvement writer was I?
All my dreams, daily routines, and productivity struggles suddenly seemed futile.
As I was about to descend into a downward spiral of negativity, a thought pulls me out and lulls me into sleep. The next day, life’s normal and dandy again.
In retrospect, whenever life had felt like it was falling apart, 3 recurring thoughts had always come to the rescue.