“Did it help you heal?”
I was having a text chat with a dear friend and she asked about my book.
It didn’t take me long to answer her back.
“No, I don’t think anything will take away the pain, but it gave it purpose.”
I think that’s where we get tripped up after we experience something painful. We imagine there is a time that it will quit hurting.
Perhaps in time it does lessen as we find ways to live around the pain, but it doesn’t ever completely disappear.
Tiny cuts that we get in everyday life, don’t typically leave a mark to be seen as time passes, yet those deep cuts; they produce a scar. A reminder of the pain. We will never forget the “When, How or What” that caused the scar.
The same in life. The thing that changes us painfully is often the thing that is a reminder as we live through life. A different lesson for each person.
Sometimes we need to look at those scars and realize that although we have learned to live around the pain, it’s there for a reason. Find the purpose behind your pain.
…and frankly…just because it’s still hurting doesn’t mean you aren’t healing.
Categories: September Diary Entry