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The other day I was reading a post that intrigued me and set my thoughts racing into many different arenas and my brain became so full it was hard to focus beyond my comments on the post.A movie began to run in my head of my own life and many others' lives who I know intimately and not intimately, or are just people whose stories I know.
We are fragile beings really, in many ways very breakable, yet in many ways strong and sturdy and able to weather the storms that may lie in wait for us down the road.The post spoke of hardships of having to begin over because of circumstances, the comfort they were used to and of perhaps not paying attention when they should have.
It spoke of the hurt and despair that ensues when you lose everything or what you consider everything. A very thought provoking post and an opportunity to look inside at oneself and remember perhaps what we have forgotten to remember.
My comment was as follows: "Thank you for sharing , I believe it helps to hear other's stories because it makes yours somehow a little easier, and when I personally think it is so bad, I realize there are so many more people out there that are a lot worse off. So I am blessed. I think all of us have been through ups and downs, storms and hurricanes and I know for myself there have been many times when I was not so sure how I was going to survive the current storm.
Somehow I always seem to be able to move through the adversity and stress and am better for it in many ways. I learned to put my trust in a higher power when I feel powerless and He has gotten me through, Faith is a wonderful thing. Sometimes it is all we have, literally. The human spirit is to survive and to live in the light that shines upon us even in the darkest of times. So, thank you in the largest way for sharing your story, it is really a blessing to know we are not alone and we have family of all sorts around us."
As I look at my own life both personally and in business I am blessed, not in the amount of my finances, but in the people within all of the business communities I have been in, whom I have met, enjoyed and learned from as well as all of the clients I have had the privilege to work for and with.
My own family is not perfect by any stretch and we all have had obstacles to overcome, some small and some very large and life changing.Yet we have been able to walk through, not unscathed, but whole and again blessed, just to be here walking around.My youngest grandson with Down Syndrome and Leukemia in recession, to drug addictions that were overcome, and life has gone on and become better. It is all good and lessons are always in the mix. They all make my heart swell with love and inspiration as I have witnessed their ability to overcome.
I was grateful for the post and the reminders plus the good that can come from the adversities that we all face, in life, in business, family.There is something beyond what and who we are that is stronger than we could ever imagine and always there for us to reach in and discover if we have forgotten to remember where we put it.
By the way the post I am referring to was written by Richie Alan Naggar, and if you haven't read it, jump in.
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