It’s easy to feel isolated when you’re going through difficulty, isn’t it? We all do. Friends and family simply trying to give you space, can feel like no one understands you or your challenges.
Reality is, you’re not alone. Some of the world’s most successful people have faced great challenges.
Though she was referring primarily to the loss of a loved one, Helen Keller said it best – “We bereaved are not alone. We belong to the largest company in all the world — the company of those who have known suffering.”
“The story of any one of us,” said Frederick Buechner, “is in some measure the story of us all.”
Overcoming adversity isn’t about avoiding it…that’s not even possible. It’s about embracing and learning from every challenge, however lonely, knowing we’ll emerge stronger on the other side.
It’s an undeniable fact that the greatest pressure yields the most valuable diamond – that the hottest fire produces the strongest steel. Just as a star shreds the blackest night, so too will you find your way through the dense tangle of adversity and be better for it.
Today’s Peace of Wisdom can be found in staying the course.