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Is it beautiful to struggle? Well when I am struggling I don’t usually think so. Not even close. But admittedly when a struggle is over and I have the clarity of mind to look back and reflect on what I have learned and become because of the struggle my perspective changes a bit. And when I acknowledge the confidence, strength and wisdom I most probably would not have gained without the struggle…. well then, sure (maybe) Life is a beautiful struggle.
What if we had no struggles… sounds dreamy for about half a second. But if we had no gravity to struggle against we’d have no muscles – we’d be more limp than a jelly fish and weaker than the slime trail of a snail.
My kids brought home a phrase this year that is popular in their school. It goes like this – “The Struggle is Real.” It’s a phrase the students exchange with one another as they acknowledge the tedium, boredom and mediocrity of many of their classes and teachers.
One student says, “I’m off to Mr. Davidson’s class.”… and another replies in a consoling way… “The struggle is real.”
Well the struggle is real. And the struggle is really needed. Mediocre teachers perhaps are not needed or wanted … but adversity, something to challenge us…something to strive to over come… well considering what we would wouldn’t be without it… makes the struggle a beautiful thing.
Our most effective testimony comes from our walk, not our words. Our deepest lessons are learned from our struggle, not our success. Learn, thrive, reach, strive…..
Never give up!
~A quote from a friend (MD)