know thyself

You do not get to choose the events that come into your life or the sorrows that take you by surprise. Sometimes they interrupt your life, shake it up, bring on pauses. They catch you off guard, topple you off your mantle, make you hold your head in sorrow wondering what you did wrong, what you ought to do now…

To suffer, that is common. To suffer with a smile, an infectious spirit, a big generous heart and warmth for all around you is remarkable!
Pain and suffering change you In a way nothing else will. It shapes you, moulds you, forces you to find clarity, direction and choose your priorities. It adds character. Brings in depth. Changes your perceptions. Sets your dreams. Pain is where beauty begins.

Yes! How you handle your pain becomes your beauty tonic. And that is breathtaking in the most absurd way.

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