Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are.
~Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha

I’ve been thinking today about opposites. Bad and good, injured and well, training and recovery. Many things that seem like opposites actually compliment each other. How would we know the good, unless we have experienced the bad? How can we appreciate being well if we don’t know the pain of injury? My attitude has everything to do with how much I learn from a situation. I can choose to be stubborn and pained and learn nothing or I can choose to look around, gain perspective and remain open to the lessons that will come.

If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.
~Mary Engelbreit

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2 Comments

  1. So weird, I’m working on the same. Just last night, my hubby said, “It’s okay to take care of yourself!” And, loving only the “easy people” doesn’t give much back. So, I am practicing understanding. It’s helping and making it easier. I love to laugh… so we all watched… I admit it… American Idol :)

  2. So true about opposites….
    My experience as of late is things don’t always work out the way you thought- translated to- usuallly the opposite….
    And finding the lesson and embracing the experience is the opportunity that opposites can provide…..

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