I was feeling super anxious about a thing (because, as y'all know, this is what I do) and working myself into a full-fledged, panic riddled, unable to breathe mess when I suddenly thought:
This is temporary.
It was like flipping a switch.
Since that moment, I have felt something that I can only describe as peace. It's like I have suddenly discovered a giant pool of zen and am just gently back floating in it.
I wish I had figured this out years ago. I mean, I had obviously heard the saying "this too shall pass" but it has never resonated with me like "this is temporary" is.
Because when you start to think about it? Life is temporary. In the grand scheme of things, our time is short. It has a finite stretch. Within that teeny span come and go so many moments. Some will be of great joy. Some will be filled with stress. Some will be so funny that you will laugh until you are crying. Some will be filled with pain. Some will be easy. Some will be incredibly hard.
But they all come ... and then they go.
So if you are sad? Know that it is temporary. It is not forever.
If you are angry? This is temporary. You will move through and past it.
If you are scared? It's just in this moment. Your fear will subside.
If you are anxious? It will go away.
And it's going to be okay. I promise.