Decades ago I read The Road Less Traveled by Scott Peck. The first sentence of the book is: "Life is difficult."
And there is so much truth in that. For sure difficulties will happen: maybe a severe illness, calamity, job loss, or divorce and death.
Clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson who says likewise, adds ... what do we do next? It is when tragedies happen that we can rise to our best selves, to do what needs to be done, and to move forward.
There is a time for grieving and sorrow, but we cannot be frozen in our ability to do things to alleviate the pain and suffering of others.
When we know someone who has experienced tragedy, let us offer our shoulders, help and prayers. It is when it is darkest when light can shine its brightest.
My name's Anna Maria! I publish a new blog post every Monday and Friday, two of my favorite days!If you want to learn more about my journey, my book "Touched by Grace: The Journey" will be released late summer through Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
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