Life Doesn't Get Easier, You Just Get Stronger

I lost focus this week because of disappointments, you would think I would know better by now but I am human, no matter how much I want to always rise above my challenges and disappointments just like that, it isn't that easy... some days I need to take the time and deal with the feelings and emotions of having life not work out the way I had hoped. What did I learn from it? I learned life doesn't get easier, I just get stronger.
 
It's okay that I take a step back but I have to decide if I am going to be stronger than the lesson or if I am going to give into it... I don't want to give into it, I have done that in the past. It didn't bring me happiness, I only thought it did at the time... This whole week I thought, life isn't fair... other people attain their dreams why not me? I know that sounds selfish and I don't like to sound that way, nor do I want to feel that way... Disappointment has a way of allowing me to feel that way, even though I know that absolutely no one has it easy. 
Just because I look at someones life and I think they have it all together, past experience has taught me that is crap, that's a lie... no one has it easy, no one has all that they desire or wish for... if they did, they would have nothing left to work towards. How boring would that be? The truth is that even though disappoints hurt more than I can ever convey, they also teach us something about ourselves. 

The real question is if I want to learn from it?... it means really looking deep inside myself and changing a part of myself bit by bit... It cannot all be changed overnight, that would be too much to deal with all at once. I have the choice of walking away and giving up but frankly that has never helped me grow, giving up always made things worse because the lesson comes back, bigger and stronger... I either take the time to learn from it now... or I learn from it the harder way later on.
This week taught me that I can either have excuses or I can make changes, I cannot have both, that is sitting on the fence and that isn't possible. There is no standing still, we are either moving forward or we are going backwards... and I don't want to go backwards anymore... I have learned the trip back is only more difficult than if I kept going forward to begin with.

Yes I have had huge disappointments and challenges many people would never want... but so has everyone else... and when I think about some of the other challenges other people have to deal with, I am grateful that I don't have them... Regardless of how many disappointments I have to deal with in the future, at least I know my worth and not everyone can say that... So, even though life doesn't get easier, I am thankful I am getting stronger.
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88 comments :

  1. Helpful Qutes Launna ,also great Post!

    kisses and hugs from vienna <3

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  2. Thank God for getting stronger! I really don't know what it takes though to go from not making excuses to making changes. Making excuses is a terrible comfort zone but its still a comfort zone.

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  3. Lu querida a vida é isso uma caixinha de supresa,
    mais não devemos olhar para traz e sim segui por
    que você é muito forte, uma semana abençoada para você.
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  4. You won't give up! I know you won't. Life isn't easy and you're right that no one has it all. It just may look that way from the outside. I'm sorry this week was full of struggles and disappointment. Hope next week is a better one.

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  5. I can feel your words, Launna and happy to know that...you and also myself..we are learning from our experiences and getting stronger and stronger..even if there remains some gaps and regrets; but we are learning to bridge those gaps in our life and make it look beautiful!
    Stay Strongly Beautiful!
    Love
    Epsita

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  6. It is true that no one has it all and disappointments only make us stronger!! Hope you have a great week ahead.
    www.effortlesslady.com

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  7. Love the title of your blog post. I am going through a world of junk right now. I needed some positivity. <3 - www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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  8. How true when the darkest gorge engulfs us, we see a new light in the end of the tunnel.

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  9. I always love your words! You are so inspirational! And so right, all of the time!

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  10. Life is not fair but we must go on. You are strong and on the right way to happiness. I think it's not the first time I say this, but I think the best is yet to come. Have a wonderful happy week!

    Jasmine ♥♥♥

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  11. You are so right dear Launna... so right. Life dosent get easier.. We are getting stronger, with time. Life and learning... with all spices! And you know, that if you ever want to talk....I´ll be there!!!! <3

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  12. Yeah, too often we feel like we're the only ones struggling and overcoming obstacles but the truth is we're all in the same boat. Life doesn't get easier for anyone. We all learn from mistakes, grow from experiences and get stronger.

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  13. Life isn't easy, but you are so stronger Launna!!!!
    I love this post and all these quotes!!!!
    Happy new week darling!!!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  14. it is true, life does not change, we must be to adapt.
    a big kiss Launna!
    flò

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  15. I don't know anybody who has life figured out or who is doing ok [and I'm not even talking good or great or anything like that] - some people are better at pretending. that's all. or rather behaving in a way that is socially accepted. it's all conventions. don't show too much vulnerability or people start walking all over you or taking advantage of something that is perceived as weakness. that seems to be the theme.

    I said this before. don't be too hard on yourself. you are so incredibly consistent when it come to taking responsibility for your emotions and thoughts. and that's a rare thing and shows tremendous strength.

    lots of love from Paris xoxo

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  16. We are getting stronger, Launna, life helps us in this way thanks to all the challenges it gives us. Sometimes it's so difficult to accept it, we are human, fragile, we want more stability.
    A big hug!

    xoxo
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  17. Another well-written Post mami. I love reading from you. I can always relate it to my reality. Yes life can be cruel, tough, hard and even meaningless sometimes.....in the end, it all boils down to something. Strength! You get strong everytime you encounter a turbulence...

    Lovely Post Launna

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  18. Interesting post!
    Have a nice day!
    Angela Donava
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  19. I have a really bad week, but thanks to my family, who always makes me laugh, and people like you, who always got something uplifting to share, I'm back to my feet and positive all over again. I always had my dreams, sure, and they don't always come true, at least not the way I expected, but even more, I've always been filled with all possible ideas and goals. Maybe even too much, since I already started dreaming of achiving something new, before I even reached my old goal. But at least I never got bored left with just my imagination. And looking back, so many things I was worried about so much, seems like grains of sand now. We truly get stronger, we just need to pay certain price for that and overcome some obsticles. But every leason learned, and as long as we still have everyone and everything we love, it's is for good.

    xx

    Danny

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  20. Always great stopping by and gaining encouragement from your positive reflections. I love your outlook on how people look like they have it all together... but then that would be boring. So much good in this post! Definitely liking Drew Barrymore's words and the one about getting stronger. SO true... still a bit fragile though... learning though!


    Amber
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  21. You always have a good spinaround on positives. I do too most days. Sometimes I just want to sleep. ;)

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  22. great thoughts....

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  23. Nobody has it all together. It's the tough times that help make us stronger.

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  24. Don’t compare yourself to others because nobody has it all. We all struggle at something in life that comes to others easy.. some people are just good at dealing with something others struggle with. <3 xo

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  25. Yes, we all have our shares, but the difference is the attitude. You have the right attitude and that will bring you to success when the right time comes. Yes, there is a lesson to be learned both in hardship and in good times!

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  26. Hi sweet Luanna, I agree with you: life doesn't change. Your words are very special for me. You're a wonderful woman.
    Kisses
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  27. We cannot shut our eyes, or our emotions, to all the different experiences that can tear at our emotions. What is life without all of these experiences. We do grow stronger ... but we have to live and experience, and perhaps not be afraid of living.

    All the best Jan

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  28. love these quotes sweetie
    I wish you an happy start of week darling
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    kiss

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  29. I'm sorry to hear this past week wasn't an easy one for you, Launna. Maybe those disappointments are quite frustrating now but what if in the future something better comes up -a better person, a better job... Although dealing with disappointment is not my forte either, I can assure you that you're not selfish at all by thinking that life's not fair sometimes, and by asking out loud why can't you see your dreams becoming realities like many other people, I think that is completely valid. But you know what they say "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade" ;) You're getting stronger and noone could ever take this learning away from you.

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  30. Launna,

    It is so true that life doesn't get easier and that we get stronger! I try to look at everything in life as a learning experience. This helps me to take things in stride better than if I didn't. Great post!

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  31. This is why I wouldn't take back any of the crap I have been through. It has made me who I am!

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  32. Oh, the obstacles. I'm not sure I'm getting any stronger, some days..anyway. But its good to read this post. And to find that strength you didn't know you had.

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  33. most of the time, we experience disappointments and pains because God wants us to be better persons and stronger. Everything happens for a reason. we may not know it yet and we may feel like losing hope, but we must always remember that it's for the best. i wish you good luck launna :))

    xoxo, rae
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  34. Hi Launna, how are you my dear friend? I love this post, feeling so low today just got discharged from hospital, had a minor infection and after coming back I really needed something motivating and positive to read so I just opened your blog and really feeling good now! :) Lotsa love to you <3

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  35. Lu querida seja cheia da força de DEUS neste dia maravilhoso
    da sua vida não só hoje mais todos os dia da sua vida,
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  36. Interesting post!
    love

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  37. It is bad that you lost focus because of dissapointments. We will get stronger. xoxo

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  38. Sometimes i geuss its ok to feel dissappointed as itsis hard to avoid it.
    But the important thing is to take a chance
    kisses

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  39. This is really insightful Launna - things don't get easier, we get stronger. I've never thought about it that way before, but you're right. And just knowing that, it makes me want to keep moving forward, getting stronger. Thanks for a giving me something to think about this week!

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  40. Couldn't agree more, Launna. Sometimes we think we know what we need and what we should do but challenges happen and we become human again. Not knowing how to handle it well.

    Kudos to you though for still keeping the fight and holding on.

    Stay positive. You are an inspiration to many.

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  41. True words and a wonderful post!
    Have a great evening sweety!

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  42. Dear Launna, I think being dissapointed is unfortunately a part of our lives. It is sas, but I am telling myself that I will only take the best from it, I will learn and i believe that everything happens for a reason too. So dont you worry, things will fall right in the place at the end. xoxo ♥

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  43. I totally agree with you, dear! Have a lovely day :)

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  44. Yes I believe you won't give because you are a fighter Launna! I believe things tend to become harder before they get better maybe it's not meant for us to understand at the moment but usually there is always a good reason.
    Beautetude

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  45. I agree that we get stronger with each setback (though it doesn't mean we are always happy about it). I am glad you are learning the best way to deal with the difficulties life throws at us. We are all human and can't help but be disappointed from time to time, but moving past those feelings is important. Wishing you all the best! :)
    ~Jess

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  46. Helpfull quotes Launna! Also great post! :)

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  47. Amiga Lu passando para ti desejar um dia encantador.
    Canal:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xZdo8xMv34
    Blog: http://arrasandonobatomvermelho.blogspot.com.br/

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  48. Launna,
    Your words are just the truth :) life is not easy and it's not supposed to be! I also have days were I find myself very disappointed.of a lot of things that I wish happened differently in my life. But even though I have those very gray gray days sometimes... I always pick myself up realized there is still time to work on the things I want to achieve :) Thanks for sharing all your thoughts on this girl!
    XOXO

    Milu
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  50. Very true that we are constantly learning and growing. We get stronger as we go on and learn from our life experiences!
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  51. Launna, life isn't easy, like you mentioned. And i completely agree with you. Imagine if our lives were all perfect...would there be anything to fight for then? It would be so so boring. And sometimes, we feel that our lives are crappy and stuff, but to be honest, it's not that bad. Trust me when I say this but if we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back. Trust me!! We need to be thankful to what we've got, like you said.

    My dear Launna, I hope you're feeling better.Of course, I am just a message away, love. <3 Please take care of yourself and don't push yourself so so hard <3

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  52. It's been said that God never gives us any burden that's too heavy for us to bear, but yeah, I know: sometimes, we can't help but wonder if His expectations for us might not be a teensy bit too high. But hang in there. You've already proven that you're stronger than you thought you were... and you're getting stronger all the time. Life may not be perfect, but it's still pretty doggone awesome.

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  53. Love this quote "life doesn't get easier, you just get stronger"! It's just so true
    And don't believe people have it all without doing anything, this is definitely not true everybody have to fight to make their dream come true ;-)

    See you Launna xx

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  54. Dear Launna, how difficult is to live sometimes... but the most important is to get stronger, to learn, withstand the test... good post once again dear
    kss
    =)

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  55. Hi Launna,

    Im sorry I haven't been able to comment for awhile. Thanks for always stopping by.. you look amazing by the way... as you said, we are all humans and would often stumble.. the hardest thing to do is be kind to ourselves and it seems that you are really appreciating yourself. Nice to see you looking great!!

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  56. So true, you will still encounter reminders of the past, potential danger and problems but how you gracefully deal with it makes you stronger.

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  57. I totally agree with you Launna and great quotes :)
    xx

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  58. Querida Lu bom dia DEUS seja contigo neste dia maravilhoso
    Canal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xZdo8xMv34
    Blog:http://arrasandonobatomvermelho.blogspot.com.br/

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  59. Hi Launna.. Sorry fr being late in checking n commenting on ur post I have been quite busy..
    I agree Life is never easier for me u or anyone else.. all the experiences whether good or bad teaches is something in life and makes us stronger.. I hope u have a fruitful and fabulous week ahead Launna xoxo ♥

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  60. Dear Luanna I think you just push yourself too much, so every challenge beacame very hard for you! Try to take it easy: focus on your goals but with no hurry, if sometimes you have disappointments don't fix yourself on them, maybe they became something good for you with time!
    I bet that with a more carefree mind you'll still get your goals, maybe you'll get more time but in the meantime your life will be less difficult. :)
    xxx
    S
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  61. Interesting post!
    Have a nice evening!
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  62. Sorry to hear about that, hope you will get over this challenge! take it easy and one step at a time hun <3

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  63. This is a wonderful quote again Launna! And I agree with you. I read somewhere that Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. And I ponder on that quote and think how true that is!
    Xx,
    Nilu Yuleena
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  64. Launna, this is well-written. It's true that it seems like some people have it easy, but we don't know what challenges and struggles they have had to deal with and like you said, no one has it easy. Thank you for your kind comments on my blog. You always make me smile. :)

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  65. It's so true I myself sometimes find life so difficult. there are times that I'm on the verge of giving up, lots of questions that seems so difficult to find an answer. thanks for the visit and sweet thoughts http://anotsosecretlife2011.blogspot.com/

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  66. We never know what another person is going through. Such true words that with with time passed we get stronger

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  67. Indeed!! You can either have excuses or make changes.. !! I have tried making changes to the excuses I would give earlier. Well so far its been good!

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  68. Really stunning post!
    Have a great day!
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  69. I am so glad people understand that just by looking at someone that looks happy doesn't mean that they are. People have deep-rooted issues, everyone really... no one is 100% ok. There's always a niggling something... we need them in life to help us grow in all aspects.
    I actually get really cross when people say I have everything and seem so happy etc.... yes, I am happy... but I have issues. I used to have a drug problem and hurt myself... I used to be on heavy anti-depressants and tried to take my own life. You wouldn't see it from my photos and from the positiveness on my blog... but it's the truth.
    The positiveness feeds me... and keeps me going :)
    Seems to be doing the same for you.

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  70. Hello greetings and good wishes.

    Extremely useful message to surmount the difficulties and failures which we come across in our lives. Dwelling in the past only make us unhappy and we feel inadequate to solve our problems. But concentrating on our strengths will give us the boldness and courage to move forward with confidence and determination HENCE, THE NEED TO BECOME STRONGER.

    SUCCESS IS NOT IN THE FALLING DOWN BUT IN GETTING UP AND MOVING FORWARD.

    It is common for most of us to give excuses for not getting things done. Minor issues become major problems because we sit and procrastinate. We put ofF doing things to day and we keep them for tomorrow and tomorrow never comes.

    Your post is an eye opener and very useful.

    Best wishes

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  71. Hello my dearest Launna! <3 Thank you so much for leaving such a sweet comment on my blog as always. You've got no idea how wide my smile becomes when it comes to your comments! <3 I hope you're doing much much better now, dear! Please take care of yourself!! <3

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  72. Great Post!
    Gosto dos seus textos, são inspiradores!Beijos

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  74. It always seems like someone else has it better, but then when you dig a little deeper, you discover that they're suffering just as much. Also you are correct---no sitting on the fence---gotta keep moving on! :)

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  75. Sometimes we only have two options or get stronger or being unhappy. I see you stronger everyday. Have a nice weekend!

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  76. Your pictures fit the post well. Well you cant beat life which in some way is older than you but you develop plans that keep you on a seemingly free ride on.

    Nice reading from you!

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  77. Letters from launna keeps me spirit filled and uplifted.. nice post as always hun xxx.

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