August 8, 2016
We have difficult days, sometimes weeks. I purposely choose not to talk about the difficult moments, because I am a “glass half full” kind of gal. I try my best to remain focused on the positive things in life; however, difficult moments do manage to come my way. All the time. Usually after a long and difficult week, my faith in everything I do is put to the test. Every time I am faced with one of life’s many obstacles, I can’t help but wonder if everything we do is worth it, if all the sacrifices will lead to the ultimate goal. And then I reflect; I think about the bigger picture and realize that, when things fall apart, it is simply part of the healing process.
For the healing to happen, you need to leave room for all of it: for the grief, the pain, the tears, the anger . . . No one ever succeeded without failing. The more we fail and experience and recover as human beings, the better we become as humans. Failure keeps you humble and allows you to build the courage you need to keep going. I know I will fall; I have in the past and I will again because that is what this journey is all about. I will fall, I will fail, but I will not give up and will certainly never let the falling stop me from continuing. I will transform pain into greatness, and I will breathe in the lessons. “No stones unturned” has been my motto since day one.
This picture captures a moment that happened after a long and difficult week. “Mom, come closer, I have a secret to tell you,” he whispered in the softest voice. ” You are the best. You know that, don’t you? And I love you so much.”
All this time, I realized, I was was under the impression I was carrying him, when in fact he has been carrying me all along — pushing me to transform into the best version of me.
❤️ ~ Prima
Spanx founder Sara Blakely on the gifts of failure:
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