One often learns more from ten days of agony than from ten years of contentment. —Merle Shain—
Pain pushes us, sometimes gently, sometimes forcefully. It pushes us to make or accept changes in our lives. We do not always welcome change. Often the change even seems to intensify the pain for a spell. But in time we’ll clearly see the need for the change.
The peaceful periods in our lives have their purpose, too. They give us time to rest, to grow accustomed to changes, to nurture the “new self ” that the changes made.
Accepting all the experiences as necessary to our development removes the negativity we are likely to attach to these experiences. We might instead choose to celebrate those difficult times, recognizing their worth to our human potential.
A positive attitude today will enhance the value of every experience. The choice is open to me.