As I was driving home yesterday the song ‘Stronger’ by Kelly Clarkson (I didn’t even realize it was Kelly Clarkson, but I LOVE it) came on & I started rocking out. Oh yes, I am totally that girl that sings as loud as she can in her car…& I think I sound good. HA! Good thing I’m all alone, otherwise I might bust someone’s ear drums!

As I was screaming, I mean singing, I really started to think about the words & how MUCH I can relate to them.  Not so much the whole song, but DEFINITELY the chorus.

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn’t mean I’m lonely when I’m alone
What doesn’t kill you makes a fighter
Footsteps even lighter
Doesn’t mean I’m over cause you’re gone
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, stronger
Just me, myself and I
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller”

Now I do realize that in this song she is talking about a break up & how she got stronger after he left, and even though that is not what I am relating to, the chorus still hit me.

It is really eye opening when you think about it. Struggles are put into your life & they are put there to make you STRONGER. Yes, we all have our own issues…and I’m sure we all have a lot of them. I know off the top of my head I can think of several struggles in my life that have deeply impacted me…one of them being Crohn’s Disease.

I could just sit back & feel sorry for myself & wonder why I was the lucky one to inherit the disease, OR I could turn it around & think of how it has made me stronger as a person.

The best thing that I have finally been able to do, after MANY years, is to just laugh about the disease. Like for instance, I now just chuckle to myself when I have to make a mad dash to the bathroom…I can only imagine what people must be thinking. But I just laugh about it. Who cares what people think!!

I mean if you can’t find humor in a situation, then you are just going to drag yourself down.

So next time you are in a hard situation, or something comes up that really brings you down, just remember: it is there to make YOU STRONGER! Try to take a step back & see the humor in a situation, or something positive that might come out of it. There is ALWAYS a positive to every situation, even if you don’t realize it right away.

Everyday just try to tell yourself “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger!!”

& I promise you will turn that negative thinking right around!

TGIF! Enjoy your weekend!!