When you’re in the trenches, when life is at its most challenging, it’s difficult to see the way ahead. Out of whatever has you in its clutches. Did you ask to have your boat rocked? Probably not. You want to slap the next person who reminds you that all things happen for a reason; you want to learn the lesson and skip ahead to the good part. Living as we are in today’s fast paced world, we’ve come to expect instant solutions. For everything. And life doesn’t work that way, a hard truth we often batter ourselves against.
We’ve all been in that place. We will be again. At the risk of sounding clichéd (and earning myself that slap), it’s also true that nothing lasts forever. Not even the good stuff. That doesn’t mean we can’t rise above our difficulties.
Affirmation is all around us, if we open our eyes. See past ourselves. It’s in the butterfly that manages to fly with tattered wings. And we, who have been gifted with so much more strength and inner resources than this tiny creature, can still fly, too.
Even with broken wings.