Special Needs Dad 365

Stronger Than You Know
2019 brings with it a host of possibilities. Welcoming the new year is a perfect time to reevaluate different aspects of your life. So I think it’s time for a little pep talk! I am known for giving one to my family from time to time and I thought I might share a few words of inspiration to get you motivated.

It’s easy to get lulled into a life that feels comfortable and familiar. You may go to work each day and dislike your job but you haven't looked for another. You may be treating your child with the same medication for years and have stopped looking for better alternatives. Do you have a health condition that you just accept instead of trying to heal it? When was the last time you learned how to do something new? Do you read the news each day and get depressed by the constant negativity? Have you stopped looking for you in the midst of taking care of someone else?

You have the power to change any of these. You are stronger than you know. Have faith that you can accomplish anything. Don’t focus on what is bad in life but look for the good. Never stop in your search for knowledge. Be courageous. Grow into the person you know you were meant to become.

If you fall, find those who can lift you up. Surround yourself with people who are positive, optimistic, and encouraging. They are the ones who will help you trust yourself when you have doubts.

If you want a different future for you and your family, you have to will it into reality. No one is going to do it for you. This is the perfect time to start that journey. The road may be long but the most difficult step is often your first. Keep going no matter what happens. Make 2019 YOUR year. Always believe and never, ever, give up hope!