Suffering is Part of Every Great Story

This year has been a tough one for me. Tougher than I thought I could endure. There have been things I’d like to edit out of my life, but can’t. But I’m slowly learning that the hard stuff is what makes us. It’s what refines us and chips away at the superfluous in our lives, to reveal the gold within.

I’m learning that editing life is not just about removing the hard parts. They are a part of our story, a necessary part to make the whole.

Think of the best novel you’ve read. It wouldn’t be half the story if the sadness were edited out. It’s the suffering mixed with joy that brings richness and depth to any great story.

So here’s to the year to come. To embracing what comes and to growing richer for it.

Happy 2016 everyone!

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