O K A Y
Sometimes it really is enough if you are just okay.
Just coasting somewhere where you know you managed to get through the day and you can just say you are okay.
Living life in the spotlight of social media has had the result of us putting this immense pressure on ourselves to be 'perfect' and live these busy, active, fun lives. We post this constant stream of happiness on our timelines and we show all the good times. Those happy snaps and events. But there is a very good quote we should all remember :
"Life happens between the snapshots. Life is what gets us from one snapshot to the next"
How many of us have edited our lives to show only happiness? Not admitting that things are perhaps far from that? I'm not talking about deep depression here. I'm talking about those days when things are just simply okay. Life hasn't been particularly good to you but you dare not admit that on any social media because that certainly won't get you any likes. It may get you some sympathy but mostly it will get you comments to pull yourself towards yourself and lighten up.
We present this fake picture of being bold and bright when in fact we are just okay.
But you know what - being just okay is okay. You don't have to always shine brightly. In fact you can't. "Stars can't shine without darkness". You have to embrace these down times in your life as well. Those just okay times times are time for your soul to catch up with your body and reconnect to give you time to heal and rejuvenate before the next phase. Start to see it in your mind as a day/night cycle. A chance to rest. Don't beat yourself up if your friends have posted all these party shots and here you are reading a book. So what... post a quote from the book that inspired you. Life isn't meant to have ups and downs.
I am going to start embracing my okay times. Times when I have to say to myself that it was okay that if all I achieved for the day was breathing. It does mean I am still alive. I am still going and somewhere deep inside me I am healing. I haven't failed. I've just retreated to a safe place.
So just be okay tonight if you need to be. The darkness will allow the stars to shine a path to guide you. But okay is okay.