I know this is an odd time to post because it's 11:00 at night, but I just want to express something. I think that everyone goes through difficult times - not because difficult things are happening but just because they are viewing life and the world in a somewhat negative way. And it's really easy to get sucked into that and to get pulled even further downward.
But I'm finding that if you spend time with just yourself and really take the time to think and reflect and just be...well, it helps a lot. Sometimes there's so much immersion in what's going on outside of yourself that it's easy to get detached from what's really you. I know that's a bit difficult to understand - I'm having a difficult time explaining it. I guess what I'm really trying to say is...when things get tough to handle, a good place to look for strength is inside yourself. And once you get back in touch with yourself and what you're all about, it will be easier to climb back into the daylight of a more positive outlook.
And the most important thing to remember is to never give up. Even the tiniest of hurdles is important enough not to ignore. If you give in to something small, it will be easier to give in to the bigger things, too, and that's bad.
No matter how negative a person might feel, no matter how much you feel like people don't really understand you...they probably do. And in the end, the person you really have to answer to is yourself.
The weird thing is...I'm still struggling with all of this stuff. I'm not even quite sure where this post is coming from. It's just sort of...coming out. I hope it's worthwhile.