Monday, December 3, 2018

Caution: Breakable

WORD FOR THE DAY

The heart that breaks open can contain the whole universe.
JOANNA MACY

There are times we do all that we can to avoid emotional or physical pain. But big growth often comes from those broken places. 

I wish that the horrible and devastating events that happened to my family had never happened. I was lucky enough to have a great support system and an urgent desire to not be angry the rest of my life. I would not think of reverting back to the old me. The new and improved model loves more freely, fears less, has a larger capacity for empathy, is less moody and is taking responsibility for feelings, good or bad. I like her a ton more. Plus I gained a Boy Scout.

ps. Arm is healing and I am learning to do loads of things one handed. Thanks for the good cheer♥

7 comments:

  1. "I wish that the horrible and devastating events that happened to my family had never happened." - but those events made you stronger and able to see the things you DID NOT want from life. now look at you!

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  2. In difficulty lies opportunity. All of those sayings are true, but while I sit in a heap on the floor it is not always easy to remember. Thankfully I am not in a heap, but there have been times of course and I would say the above saying and then curse. :-)

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  3. True, sensible words: 'big growth comes from broken places'. Cheers to the new model!

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  4. You are wise indeed. I always hate the platitude "everything happens for a reason" but I do agree that when bad things happen, if one is wise and thoughtful, some good can occur, whether it is a new friend, a different perspective, anything.

    I'm glad your hand is healing - I'm so sorry you have to deal with this period.

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  5. What's that saying? . . . "Experience is a harsh teacher because she gives the Test first and the Lesson afterwards."

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  6. it is so important to like yourself. You are well on your way! Well done,

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