The Storms That We Endure Shape Our Beauty and Strengthen Us

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We judge ourselves with the harshest of filters when we are struggling within. We often feel like we are battered by our situations and our emotions. In those times of severe self-critical examination, we fail to notice the beautiful revelations in those moments. We can’t see that the storms that we are enduring will never define us yet they will give us definition.

Our cracked facade is never a sign of our being hopelessly broken but rather proof of our indomitable strength. The perceived faults are our true beauty and the scars are evidence of the roads upon which we have traversed and triumphed. Our lives are miraculous wonders and ourย stories are anything but happenstance.

Celebrate the rough patches. The sharp edges. The broken corners. The rugged beauty of our human existence is a true wonder to behold.

Don’t ever let the wind or water take you down. You can survive any storm that heads your way, and your being able to read these words proves how far you have already come.

Never give up, never give in, and always always always keep going. You have important things to do, and it’s time to let your true beauty shine.

Much love to you all.ย  Jo

13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Hussein Allam
    Jul 20, 2018 @ 06:44:12

    Thats a great motivational post for the day. Great, Jo!


  2. shoreacres
    Jul 20, 2018 @ 06:56:09

    Lovely thoughts, and some truth, too. A good bit of truth, actually.


  3. Shareece Dumont
    Jul 20, 2018 @ 08:51:50

    Thank you Jo for these words of encouragement and reminder to seek a positive perspective.


  4. Inside The Rainbow
    Jul 26, 2018 @ 00:34:38

    Beautiful words. X


  5. lynnefisher
    Jul 29, 2018 @ 10:17:40

    A lovely post, Jo – thank you!


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