“If we do not transform our pain, we will most assuredly transmit it…If we cannot find a way to make our wounds into sacred wounds, we invariably become negative or bitter—because we will be wounded.”
~ Richard Rohr ~
A few years ago I was asked by two older gentlemen if I had to live my life all over again if I would change anything. My response still is that I would live it all over again in a heartbeat. Ironically in someways I recently did if I really reflect on things.
There are so many things I am grateful for.
I am grateful for my life lessons.
I am grateful to have survived not once, twice but three times.
I am grateful to have been given the opportunity to be a father.
I am grateful to have been a part of a family at least for a little while.
I am grateful for the friendships while they lasted.
I am grateful to have lived the contrasts.
I am grateful for the difficulties of the past five months for they have given me clarity and appreciation for what I have now.
I send out my love to those who think of me with fondness.
I too will miss you as I continue on with my journey.