When things aren’t going well there’s a tendency to extrapolate and assume the future holds more of the same. For some strange reason this doesn’t happen as much when things are going well.
A laugh, a smile and a warm fuzzy feeling are fleeting and we know it.
We take the good times at face value in the moment for all they’re worth, and then we let them go. But when we’re depressed, struggling, or fearful, it’s easy to heap on more pain by assuming tomorrow will be exactly like today. This is a cyclic, self-fulfilling prophecy.
If you don’t allow yourself to move past this, you will look at your future through that same dirty lens, and nothing will be able to focus your foggy judgment. You will keep on justifying, reliving, and fueling a perception that shouldn’t have existed in the first place.
It’s hard to change that state of mine, but if you don’t at least try you will never know what could be.
Trying never killed anyone so take a chance and see if you can make your day that little bit brighter.
Maybe just maybe there is a bright shining magnificent light at the end of that kind scary dark tunnel.