She laughed when she realized that the most valuable lessons she’d learned were most definitely not those she’d been taught in school. They were the lessons learned by pulling herself back up on her feet after an unexpectedly difficult tumble.~ Queenisms™
You are not the only one who has stumbled. You are in excellent company. The list of bright, brilliant, gifted women who have looked at life from the ground after a stunning fall is so long we couldn’t begin to list them all here. The point is not that others have struggled. It is that struggle and mistakes are universal experiences. So keeping yourself down on the ground because you feel it shouldn’t have happened to you or because you feel ashamed or embarrassed is a self-imposed state of discomfort. Reach out your hand and let others prove to you that they’ll be there – as you make the effort to lift yourself up – cheering for you as you recover.
Looking back, is there a time when you didn’t think you’d make it, and yet you did? Let’s share our stories, our strength and cheer for one another.
A special thanks to Cynthia Jane Betarie for sharing a photo of her mom Ethel Mary Morgan