We are often told “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”, but we also know that event/tragedy/fight or whatever else is being referred to can be unbelievably challenging at the time – regardless of strengths, lessons or capabilities that come from it.
I have recently had the privilege of working with a family who was referring to this very notion in relation to past difficulties which have led to a resilience that has recently become very valuable as they faced the biggest and hardest challenge of their lives.
The woman said to me “we have had very difficult times in the past, and we survived them. We didn’t walk way, we got through them and we have learned through them. Now as we find ourselves in THIS moment, it is now that I see that it was THIS event, this time, this difficulty that we truly needed to survive, and without those difficulties in the past, we would never be surviving this one”.
In hindsight, do you ever look back on the most challenging times in your life and now give thanks?
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