“You shall be free indeed when your days are not without a care, nor your nights without a want and a grief, but rather when these things girdle your life and yet you rise above them naked and unbound.”
― Kahlil Gibran
Can you picture a life free from care, free from want never with anything to grieve over? Can you imagine no challenges that come up, no arguments or trouble? Wow, then what would it take to encourage growth? How would I see where my blind spots were? I can’t imagine that a life like that would be anything but stagnant. I want to have challenges that I learn from. I want to know grief and sometimes anger and hurt. I want to know them for what they are and find the joy and lesson that comes from dealing with each one. I will dare the thorn for the gift of the rose’s beauty always.
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