(repost from weheartit)

These words have stuck with me since hearing them years ago. There is so much good in this world, in this life. There is goodness in children, goodness in people, goodness in animals, goodness in nature, goodness in what we can be, goodness in who we are, goodness in the potential of everything. And it’s all worth it. It’s all worth fighting for. It’s worth all the energy in the world. The good is worth believing in. You are worth believing in. And you are worth fighting for. There is no rest for wicked, and there is no rest for those who fight against it.

  Life is a journey in which there are constant battles to be fought. The winning of the war though, comes down to one thing, how you choose to live your life. We each have two choices in life, give in or take charge. If you give in, you lose, you choose not to be and do all you can to enjoy and make the most of this experience. If you take charge you win the war, you control your destiny. There was a quote in an episode of a show called Arrow that struck a chord in me. “Living is not for the weak.” This is true, in nature and in the way of life for humanity. We have to be willing to live, we have to be willing to do what it takes to get what we want and need, we have to be willing to fight. We’ve got to get over ourselves and come together. We have to make things work. We have to deal with whatever is put in our path.

Things, life, this experience here on Earth, will not be a good one unless you decide to make it that way. There are uphill battles and downhill battles, lessons to learn, moments of weakness and tragedy, but we can make it through it all. No matter what life throws at us, we can come out of it alive and stronger. There’s this thing called balance. The balance of things means there’s bad and good, struggle and smooth sailing, happy and sad, injustice and justice, and so on. Situations are lessons and those lessons are also teachers, in how to be and do better. We simply have to make the choice to get through. We can do it. We can make it. “You have all the weapons you need. Now fight.”

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