She had come out on the other side of her pain and sadness and felt only gratitude for the journey. – Queenisms™
Pain and sadness feel as though they’ll last forever when we’re mired deep in them. But human beings have the capacity to overcome more than you can imagine and pain and sadness just can’t last forever. Now we’re not talking about biological depression here, which most definitely requires the guidance of a professional to overcome. We’re talking about the resilience that is possible for most people, even after heartbreak, disappointment, sorrow and hurt. We’re talking about the ability to hold both sadness and hope in our hearts at the same time until the sadness and pain become less than the hope and joy. And we’re talking about the ability to look back and be grateful for the companions on the journey, the lessons learned through our own perseverance and the courage it takes to allow a space for joy to return to our lives. That’s something we’d like to celebrate today. Have you learned to laugh again? Have you overcome something and walked back into a place where you’re able to enjoy life? Please share if you can. When we share our stories, we give the gift of hope to someone who is struggling.