The Coin
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The Coin

How would you feel happiness if you didn’t experience sadness? How would you feel success if you didn’t' experience failure? How would you feel the light if you didn't experience the dark? Our world is like the coin, it has two faces at the same time. The coin will always be flipped to give you different days of your life; soft easy days; and tough harsh ones. You will experience everything. On some days you will have to handle tough situations, and on others you will find someone to pamper you! On one day you are up; on the other you are down. No matter who you think you are, you will experience the two faces of the coin. Maybe we are not the ones who flip the coin, but we are the ones who decide what to do with the current face. I am not going to be unrealistic and tell you that being positive works all the time. No, I am being realistic; sometimes all your optimism, positivity, and good spirit don't work at all and you find yourself stuck with feelings that you can't control. Questioning thoughts, instability, hesitation, lost track, unclear vision, and every negative feeling you can imagine could be inside you. In that case, you don' t need to fake positive feelings and convince yourself to overcome what you feel. On the contrary, if you faked positive feelings, this would have a negative effect on you, because you will feel huge contradiction inside your mind which will lead to severe stress. However, all what you need to do is only remind yourself that life is like a coin, it will always be flipped to give you different days of your life. So it's ok to accept the tough days with their harsh feelings and give yourself space to feel them. Don't run away from what you feel, don't try to fix it, yet admit to yourself that It's okay to feel them. It’s ok because simply without those bad days and negative feelings, we wouldn't have known and appreciated the meaning of good days and positive feelings. It's also very important to know the people who are around you in those tough days. You will find two types of people: those who barley know you; they will think that you are a negative weak pitiful person who can’t handle anything, and those who deeply know who you really are. They will totally support you and immediately realize that this is a temporary phase that God sent to you to recharge your battery until the coin flips again to the good side. Of course, I don' t need to tell you that you need to totally ignore the first type, and always feel blessed for having the second type around you. It's always ok to feel things that you are not used to handle, as long as you always remind yourself that no matter how harsh these feelings are, they are all temporary and they will sure be gone when the coin flips to the other side. And always believe that if God sent you an unbelievable thing that made you feel extremely disappointed, then God would sure send you another thing that will let you feel over the moon.