The great thing about life has got to be the fact that ‘it goes on’.
It goes on so that our failures are never permanent – so that the inexorable passage of time gradually fades the horrible mistakes we’ve made and allows us to turn new pages every day.
The great thing about life is that it does not stop.
It goes on so that we have a second chance to get right what we missed on the first attempt – so that our defeats are never permanent on the scoreboard and we get the chance to redeem ourselves.
The great thing about life is that it is continuous.
It yields to the ticking of the clock – and every second that goes by carries us further away from the scenes of our greatest shame, humiliation and moments of treachery.
The great thing about life is that it moves on – beyond our present despair, transcending our moments of tragedy, misfortune and struggle.
Life doesn’t stop because we’re hurting… it goes on because we’re healing.
No matter how deep the wounds, how great the disillusionment – life goes on so that we are able to get to a point of acceptance; because with time worse things befall us – things that make our past hurts pale in comparison.
And also with time – wonderful things happen to us – things that obscure our shameful past, our mistakes and flaws by making them fade with the brilliance of our every triumph.
The great thing about life is that it goes on – so that the things that once had the power to hurt us; lose the potency to destroy us; for in the forging of a new dawn there is inevitably the snuffing out of a dark night.
Life goes on – so that our trials become our testimonies; so that our wounds morph into valuable life lessons and our tears carry the bitter-sweetness of a life lived as best as we knew how to.
Life goes on – so that our dreams stand a chance of catching up whenever we take a wrong turn; so that we are never stuck in that place of defeat… for it carries us along on its current, giving us the chance to navigate new waters.
The great thing about life is that it goes on – so that eventually what brings us to our knees now might get us to our feet tomorrow; because with every minute that goes by – life is happening whether you consent or not.
Regardless of what happens, life goes on – and so do we.