Whenever I feel down, angry, or hurt I remember one thing, that I am loved. I tell myself that no matter what I am going through, no matter how bad the pain, I will be able to go home and walk into the arms of the people I love.

There is power in knowing that, it gives you the strength you need to smile again and the courage you need to move forward. For me there is no greater source of motivation than the people who love me, the people who support me and the people who will always be by my side no matter what happens.

Life gets hard, believe me I know. I’ve been there feeling like the whole world is against me, lonely and lost. What I have learned is that although times get tough, being lonely and feeling like the world is against you is something you create in your head and starts to play out in your life.

You don’t have to be alone, call someone who means a lot to you and tell them that you need them more than ever, don’t be afraid to ask for help. The whole world is not against you, believe me there are people who love you and pray for your success and happiness.

That has been that answer to my problems, to remember that I was put on this earth to love and be loved. To love the people I am with, to love the work I do, and to love who I am. When I remember that the problems seem to take care of themselves, the hard times pass by with a lot less pain, and life makes a lot more sense.