Ups and downs of life


Life is full of ups and downs, just like a rollercoaster ride. Your age, education, income, intelligence, breeding or status doesn’t matter. You will experience the ups and downs of life. It does not matter if you are in the back or front of a roller coaster, everyone will feel the excitement, fear and unknown twists and turns.

Unfortunately many people cannot cope with the downs and want to always stay up. When the pain of being down is too much to bear people often choose to numb the pain with sleep, food, alcohol, sex, drugs, denial, extreme busyness or being the clown. People who shut their eyes to reality simply invite their own doubts, destruction and defeat.

Life is better lived awake, sober, resilient and with faith. The human spirit is stronger than you think.

If you find yourself wanting to numb the pain, please reach out for help to stop any self-destructive habits. Wake up. Get up. Stay prayed up. Cheer up. Think up. Reach up and look up to God to order your steps and bless you with mercy, grace and strength to see better days. Always remember the wise saying, “This, too, shall pass.”

Don’t quit because you’re alone.

Don’t quit because it’s tough.

Don’t quit because you’re out of your comfort zone.

Don’t quit because you’re mad.

Don’t quit because you’re sad.

Don’t quit because no one seems to help or care.

Don’t quit because it’s taking so long.

Don’t quit because you see no reward.

Don’t quit because you think it’s too late.

Don’t quit…stick with it.

Speak victory into your life.

Speak success into your life.

Speak determination into your life.

Speak love into your life.

Speak strength and courage into your life.

Direct your action and attention on your intention.

(excerpt from the book “Shift Happens: The Main Thing is to KEEP the Main Thing…The Main Thing by Jewel Diamond Taylor )   When your order this book, you will receive two (2) laminated magnets below of this picture.

3 comments

  1. I am so blessed that I receive your encouragement via emails – – don’t know what I’d do without you Jewel – – -love you sister !! – – -Sherry

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