Monday, February 13, 2012

Rise From The Ashes

Life has a way of healing itself.

That was one of the messages I garnered from a national speaker I had the pleasure of enjoying last weekend at a volunteers' retreat.

The astute woman first started by describing a broken arm. When you break your arm in a tumble, there's actually very little doctors can do to make it heal.

Sure, they set it and have it wrapped in a plaster cast, but the true power of healing lies within your own body. Over time, your bone begins to grow back together, and the broken part ends up being stronger than it was before.

When we deal with a heartbreak, a personal challenge, or other sensitive obstacle, life forces us to work hard and overcome.

One way or another, we manage to grow beyond the emotional scars and turn into something bigger, better, faster or stronger.

We do more than survive. We thrive.

The speaker shared another analogy that reminded me of things I observe in my own reviving neighborhood. When a tree dies, it does not leave behind a barren patch that fails to evolve for all eternity. No, the ashen wood falls and the earth refortifies.

Beauty grows in the place of death.

Life moves on. And we are blessed with new opportunities and changed perspective.

And that is one of the greatest gifts we can count on.

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