What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger
It continually amazes me to think of the things life throws my way, and like a trooper one must soldier on. Trying times, dark times, lonely times, those are the times that try the heart, mind, and soul. Bloodied and battered from battle, it feels as if it will never end and enemy advance will deal the final blow. However, once that time has passed, the battleground is cleared, and hopefully left standing to fight again, I am stronger. I don’t know what it is, but seeing others around me, and experiencing what I have in my life, I see that this can be the case. Things are thrown my way, taking control and fighting to see another day is all I really can do. If other people have done it, why can’t I. The pain, struggles, heartache in life are tumultuous and defy explanation for a concrete reason why, but the good and happy in life is made better, stronger, and brighter because of that. It sounds like trite and as if Pollyanna is speaking when I say all this, but it is a way to look past the dark times, and see what lies ahead. The past is history, we have the present to live, and and a future to shape and make our own.
Are there sad, dark times you are grateful for? Something that was painful but brought you to a greater happiness?