Sometimes life can be downright hard, between managing all of our responsibilities for work, familial commitments, volunteer obligations, and even our health. On top of these responsibilities, life happens fast, and our best-laid plans can fall apart in an instant!
Regardless of what life throws at us, we have to remember that bad times don’t last forever, and it is the rough times that prepare us for what’s ahead. Through our individual and collective experiences, one word that often rises to the top for us is the word resilience. Resilience is defined as the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; or having elasticity. It is inevitable that things go awry, but it’s not about what happens to you, it’s how you respond to each setback that counts. While it is always fine to take time to heal and reset, at some point we have to decide to move forward, and not let one moment in time dictate our life’s trajectory.
This month, we want to highlight just how important it is to ask for help when needed, whether that means reaching out to a mental health professional, or to a friend to process what we’re going through. Interestingly enough, when we decided to create Sarcasm, Wine & Everything Fine, the two of us were meeting up for dinner at the Cheesecake Factory to catch up on life. We were working through career and personal hurdles, and it was wonderful to have someone to talk to.
Here are some lessons we learned over the years, when navigating our own difficult situations:
- Forgive yourself
- Be authentic with yourself and others
- Know your worth and add tax
- Find what brings you peace (and hold onto it)
- Be comfortable being uncomfortable
- Remember that no one has it all figured out
- Lean on those close to you for support
- Life goes on
And please, check on the strong ones!
This month’s wine pairing is Obvious Wines’ No. 3 Light & Lively. With all of life’s constant, competing demands, Obvious Wines makes life a little easier on all of us, “because you shouldn’t need a Ph.D. to drink wine.” Fun fact: Obvious Wines struck a deal with Lori Greiner from the popular show Shark Tank, and received a total investment of $160,000. Tasting notes below!
“Soft, light, and lively, this easy drinking wine opens with dark cherry and cinnamon, with a touch of vanilla. Layered beneath that are balanced notes of plum and black pepper with a hint of mint and clove.”