Struggles are required in order to survive in life. We do all we can to avoid the fall not realizing the pain holds a powerful purpose. The pain reveals and heals.
Rest in this truth... if you are looking up from the ground today- if you make the brave choice to rise, the person who will be standing stronger, wiser, and more alive than the one who fell. Your feet will be standing at a beautiful destination only a difficult journey had the potential to produce.
You will have the privilege of finding the hidden blessing in every struggle.
Every wound will hold a story. One that will help give others the courage to rise after their own fall. One day you will be thanking the ground for what it helped you become.
Big thank you to the brilliant and talented Tim Kelly for this photo and for the conversation that inspired this post.