Summer is a bridge of time between spring and fall that gives us a time to relax and reflect.
A few days ago I was talking to someone about how quickly one’s life can change. The thought randomly jogged a memory I had of an early childhood friend who lost her mother. I remember thinking at the time how strange it was, and telling myself that it would never happen to me. Then at 18 I lost my mother to cancer. Likewise, a young woman I know was a happy 11-year-old girl who was enjoying her life when one day she suddenly suffers a catastrophic stroke.
We can try to arrange our lives the way we want, and feel like we have control, but the truth is that we don’t.
More likely than not, all of us will have at least one curve ball thrown at us in life. But don’t get stuck by allowing the curve balls to define you. Instead, let them help you become more compassionate, grateful and resilient. It’s the adversities in life that are the stepping stones to strength. You may be surprised to find out how strong you really are.
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