Have you ever gotten on a roller coaster? You get on the ride, somewhat nervous, excited because you do not know what to expect. You get on the ride, buckle your seat-belt and prepare yourself for the ride that is ahead. The ride starts, and you already prepare your scream. The rollercoaster takes you the peak of the ride, pause, and slowly roll down the big steep hill to prepare for the crazy ride ahead. You go up, down, upside down, twisting and turning throughout the ride, and then all of a sudden, the ride is over. Your excitement has ended, but your experience on the ride never leaves your thought. You can remember how you felt before the ride start and after. Life is your rollercoaster.
Life will take you up, down, and upside down, but it’s all about how you handle the ride. I have this saying, ” if I am down today, tomorrow, or next week. I know that my life will turn back upright”. It’s a saying that I tell myself on bad and good days. Even in the good days, I know that I must prepare myself for the bad days ahead. Life is going to taking on you many rides, but you must remember, the good will come, but so will the bad.
How do you prepare for the bad days when the good days are oh! So sweet?! There are a million ways to do so. You have to find what works best for you. I pray and listen to worship music. I let God prepare me for my battle, so when it comes, I can face it head-on. I have a friend that enjoys journaling and one friend who enjoys working out. All three of these methods can be used to prepare for those not so good days. Tell me what is your go-to plan when life gets a little too hard?
Remember you are on a never-ending roller coaster and you are going to go up and down. You are going to feel good, but you are also going to feel bad. Do not let the rollercoaster take control over you, but YOU take control of the roller coaster.