A Storm Always Precedes a Waterfall

I was standing in my bathroom in front of my mirror wearing my extra large hoodie and braiding my hair before bed when this title…A Storm Always Precedes a Waterfall…..popped into my head.

Normally when I think about blog posts I think of a topic and then a title.

Well this one is different. Title first. Content After.


The title popped in my head because the content has been the last week or two of my life.  As I get older ( wiser I like to call it actually) I am learning the ups and downs of my emotions. I am learning the patterns and I am actually taking comfort in them.

The ups and downs are what make us human…so I guess I’m still alive 😉 And I am pretty happy about that.

Are lives are like roller coasters … all of us …. its easier to laugh at ourselves when we make mistakes and find humor in moments of total depression than let ourselves get completely encompassed in our not so good moments.  Everything is temporary. But the longer we let ourselves continue to feel down…the longer we stay there. As soon as we shift our thinking to realizing our current situation is not our final destination, and that we are fully capable of feeling much better, even right now, we change the vibration we are putting out into the world and we start attracting more thoughts, feelings, and opportunities that will change our circumstances. And we start to climb back up that roller coaster to a place of pure bliss.


My main point that I would like to get across is in times of sorrow, stress, depression, low self confidence ….. its important to remember that not only is it temporary, it’s a foundation. Its a foundation that is helping you build up. It’s the sign that says:

‘Hey, something good is coming your way’

‘Something amazing is about to happen’

‘You’re going through a struggle so you can prove your capable/strong’

‘This struggle is changing your mindset in preparation for something you couldn’t have even dreamed of’

It is a sign that your purpose is strong and you’re being shifted into a place where you can handle and fully enjoy what is coming.

In order to change your circumstance, we have to change ourselves. We can not leave a situation with the same thinking and understanding as when we got there. If we do … nothing actually changed.


In the times where we feel at our rock bottom…this is where the fire is started. The fire that lights you up with passion and purpose. It’s what helps us live that purpose. It is where motivation and determination comes from.

So I encourage you to take a different look and approach to your low moments. See them as a gift. See them as an opportunity to start fresh, get organized, rekindle a desire. See them as a message letting you know there is something wonderful waiting on the other side.


So the next time you are having a bad day, week, month, or year. Remember this:

Everything in life is balanced. To experience immense joy, we must first learn what it feels like to experience immense pain.

Those moments of pain are your sign that something absolutely wonderful is heading your way.

Be kind to yourself. 

Open your heart.

Trust the process.

Accept where you are.

♥      ♥      ♥

All My Best,



Published by Jody Vining

Helping you live in such a way where you shine every day. Where you laugh so much you get your ab workout in for the day. Where your skin, eyes, and aura just glow with confidence, joy, and love, and it radiates off of you onto others. Life is supposed to be fun. We are here to feel joy, happiness, comfort, and love. We are meant to live our passions and dreams. My passions focus around Mindset, Food, Nutrition, Clean Lifestyle, and making sure you are fulfilled from the inside out. I accept you for exactly who you are. Our minds can get stuck in negative places so Im here to help you rewire those crazy thoughts, change around the habits that don't help you thrive and add in new ones that do. I remind you what it feels like to live intuitively. Being your True, Beautiful, Joyful, Authentic, Empowered Self. As you are meant to be. ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ "The best kind of people are the ones that come into your life and make you see the sun where you once saw clouds. The people that believe in you so much, you start to believe in yourself too. The people that love you for being you. The once in a lifetime kind of people."

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