Under such circumstances, it would be tempting to capsize and stay hidden until the storm has passed. But if we're lucky, very, very lucky, someone will draw alongside and help us keep trying.
Tremendous strength can be found in the try...
...in the stepping out of bed, when you'd rather stay hidden.
...in the putting one foot in front of the other, when you can hardly think.
...in the doing the right thing, when you know it will be hard.
...in the holding onto hope, when you've been hurt to the core.
Something beautiful and powerful is happening in this try. It is pushing you forward. It is getting you closer to the shore. It is changing things little by little.
Little steps are good. Little steps are life-changing.
So keep trying, my friend, keep trying.