“The love that you withhold is the pain that you carry.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson
When you know what it’s like to pray you make it through the day because of (mental) anguish you can eventually experience love in its fullest form.
Sometimes it’s hard to appreciate life when you’ve had it easy. But when you know what you do because of hardship, you can become more thankful for what you have.
When you’ve struggled more than once, and when struggling seems to be the only way—you have a decision to make. You can take life for granted, and become bitter as some do.
Or, you can choose to do something different. Allow the pain to enhance your life. Project it outward instead. Use it for good—give, or encourage. Don’t just keep it all inside.
Don’t ask why this happened. Remember, we are small in the larger scheme of life. We’re all trying to get through. I think that some make it while others simply get by.
Those that get by usually have it fine–the house, the car, children and a career. They don’t experience too much difficulty in their lives.
But those that make it are the ones that turn the tide. They may even change the course of history because they decide no matter what they will survive!
They not only want to thrive, but they also want to help others while they’re doing it too!
Why not help someone today?
Zina Hermez authored the book Not Without God: A Story of Survival and created the Spinal Cord Injury Solutions! online website. Zina works as an English Language Instructor, and has been an educator for nearly fifteen years. Her thousands of students have been from many parts of the world, and she’s worked with all ages.
Zina writes articles on faith and overcoming disability, and her stories have been featured in Christianity Today, Spinal Cord Injury Zone, SCI Access, newsletters, and medical journals among many other various publications. To learn more about Zina visit http://zinahermez.com.