ENCOURAGEMENT FOR TODAY- The Walking Wounded
From the person living on the streets or in prison to the supermodel, celebrity, or candidate for the White House, each one of us has a past. Some of us have a past filled with stories of pain, sadness, and losses while others have pasts filled with stories of wonderful relationships, happy memories, and joys. No matter how we grew up, we desire to hide the mistakes, failures, hurts, habits and the hang-ups in our lives. We all walk among the wounded.
The trouble is not that we have wounds or even that we failed or were harmed. The trouble is that we often buy into the huge lie that there was a problem with being wounded or failing. Somewhere lies were picked up between the insecurity of a father’s rage, the immaturity of a schoolmate’s shout, or the good intentions of an overly protective relative.
Each moment, hurt, mistake, failure or mishap is part of our story. In the pain, there is always a purpose and in our struggle, there is always a story formed.
Each of us is on a level playing field for greatness regardless of our failures. Our failures do not define us only the choices we make and the actions we take after the failure count.
Dream Madly, Pursue Wildly, Trust Completely tm
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