This quote really spoke to me, because it is so pertinent to to my life recently. I feel that if something speaks to me, there must be others that will find it resounding with them.
Something really terrible, your worst case scenario has taken place, and you feel as though your life is over. You cannot imagine how you will ever make it through this situation. How can you go on?
Things happen, events take place, life is like that. Birth and death, sickness and health, richer and poorer, breakups and accidents, etc. Sometimes it is just too much, you really are having a hard time getting over this particular "straw that broke the camel's back."
But, of course, you do. Something else takes place and you are distracted with a new vision and the sun shines once more. This is the amazing thing about life is that we have this resiliency to continue even when we were certain that we could not.
We simply go forward with our everyday living, until at some point, we revisit that hard time we had. We have an acute awareness of how heart wrenching that particular circumstance was, and exactly what has changed for us since that time. We then realize that we were truly despondent and at the end of our rope and yet we carried on.
By living through, and truly feeling the emotions of our story, we found ourselves at a new beginning, a fresh page in the continuing storybook of our lives. Through the darkness to the light.
Now with this fresh, page of new beginnings, how will you tell your story? Will you talk about the painful ending or will you put all your energy into the new beginning?
"Your heartache is someone else's hope. If you make it through somebody else is going to make it through, tell your story" Kim McManus