As the days pass, I wonder what it means to be a daily warrior. As much as I would like to be cheerful and positive all the time, that’s just not the way life works.
There are days when I feel
bruised, broken, and shattered. In those times, I might not want to go outside or even bother with anything in my life. I may withdraw from the world, keeping my social contact to a minimum.
I didn’t want to show that side of me, because this is a DAILY WARRIORS blog. As the creator and founder,
I’m supposed to be brave. I’m supposed to have my life together. Isn’t that how it should be? How else can I write about the motivational or inspirational things?
I realize that this way of thinking is wrong. I hope to inspire and motivate others, but this is also a personal account of who I am and what I go through. That includes the dark clouds and the storms.
I want this to be real.
The truth is… I’m afraid.
I’m afraid almost all the time. I tend to think too much and feel too much.
Life overwhelms me. The past haunts me. The future scares me.
But I keep holding on. I keep moving forward.
There are seasons when I end up taking several steps backwards, and it gets frustrating. But I won’t give up.
I won’t give up trying to overcome my weaknesses.
I won’t give up believing that I am stronger than my past, and I am not what I have been through.
I won’t give up having faith, no matter how many doubts try to devour my thoughts.
Three things have remained constant in my life.
- God has always been there to guide me through everything, even when I didn’t feel it to be true or I had my back turned away from Him.
- Becoming a better person is a daily choice I have to make.
- Having emotional and moral support is a vital part of my self-development.
My triumph as a daily warrior is not possible without the people who support me every step of the way.
This blog will continue to be a mind map of all the things that help and inspire us to be better. As I write whatever comes to mind, I will always hope that someone else will read it and be equally inspired. And at times, feel the pain.
I hope with all my heart that when you step into this space, you will feel that you are not alone. Because the truth about being a warrior is… we are stronger together.