“The most beautiful people have known
are those who have known defeat, known suffering,
known struggle, known loss, and
have found their way out of the depths.
These persons have an appreciation,
a sensitivity, and an understanding of life
that fills them with compassion, gentleness,
and a deep loving concern.
Beautiful people do not just happen”.
Beautiful people don’t just happen.
Believe it or not, your own personal destiny, is beautifully interweaved with all of your defeats, struggles, and disappointments. As much as the storms in our lives drive us into the very depths of hell, they do not imprison us. They do no leave us for dead. Far from it.
The very things that too often wound and batter us numb, transform us into beacons of light for the most vulnerable.
If you have suffered and struggled, you know how hard it is to hang on.
Being in the eye of the hurricane takes all the fortitude and strength you’ve got.
But you’ll get out.
You always get out.
You never know when the storm will break. You don’t know how the storm will subside. It seems to have lasted forever this time. It seems to have intensified its depth seven times over, but then one day, you suddenly see clearly, you breathe deeply, and you are on the other side, looking in.
You have become beautiful.
You have been forged beautiful.
A force to be reckoned with.
At a great cost.
A beacon of hope, compassion, gentleness, and loving concern.
One day. Your pain, your struggles, disappointments, failures, misfortunes, agonies, and regrets, will fuel your soul and become a shelter for others.
If you are in a storm, hang tight. Have faith that the end is near.
If you’re through the storm. Don’t hesitate.
None of this just happened. It happened for a reason.
Find your reason.
Seek out the vulnerable.