Sometimes it’s hard to do the right thing. Actually, I think it would be okay to say that most of the time it’s hard to do the right thing.
Doing the right thing might mean letting go of what you love the most. Doing the right thing might mean giving yourself up for the greater good. Doing the right thing might mean worsening your current condition. Doing the right thing might mean getting hurt. Doing the right thing might mean hurting someone you care about.
Remember that sometimes we need to parent ourselves. We need to make the hard decisions. If you can, get help. Find someone who will encourage you to do the right thing and have you understand why it’s so important.
When we were young, our parents used to tell us not to eat junk food and to fill our plates with vegetables. We didn’t want to make that change. We couldn’t understand it at the time. In that moment, we didn’t understand them when they said that eating well would make us stronger. We honestly believed that candy would do the same thing. Eventually, we understood. Eventually, things made sense.
Whether we get help or not, we won’t always understand in the moment why the right things are right. We won’t always understand why we need to do the hardest things “to be happy,” when the hardest things seem to only break us down.
Eventually, we will understand. Eventually, things will make sense.