Thoughts about darkness preceded by brightness…
“Darkness has a way of reminding you of the light you’ve been given on all those other days.”
“The dark and the light, they exist side by side. Sometimes overlapping, one explaining the other. The darkened path is as illuminated as the lightened…” – Raven Davies
“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” – Desmond Tutu
“In the midst of darkness, light persists.” – Mahatma Gandhi
“It is often in the darkest skies that we see the brightest stars.” – Richard Evans
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
Concluding with these thoughts…
Yesterday’s dark clouds make this morning’s sunshine brighter. Tomorrow, you’ll look back at today’s challenges with gratitude for having worked through them.
Suffering through a season of illness and pain will give you great appreciation for good health when it returns. The burdens of the present build new strength in you for the future.
If there had never been any darkness, light would be meaningless. You cannot fully experience how good life can be unless you’ve also known its difficulties.
Stand resolute when the hard times come, and take heart. Your experiences now are making the good times richer.
Yes, one glorious morning after the storm has passed, the sun will rise. As it warms your face, you’ll feel a newfound sense of determination and positive purpose.
Carry on, push forward through whatever may come. You’ll emerge from it better than you’ve ever been.