Tuesday, August 29, 2023
Bright new value
Something or someone you’ve depended on is suddenly gone, or severely disappoints you. That hurts.
When life takes a disappointing turn, you can’t avoid the pain. What you can avoid is prolonging that pain.
The loss leaves a gap in your life. You can’t rewind the clock and prevent what’s already happened, but you can certainly work to fill the gap.
It will never be the same as it was. Yet you can make it better than it is now, perhaps even better than before, in a new and different way.
You can continue to love and treasure what you’ve lost while also moving forward. You can take the goodness you experienced and give new life to it in a fresh new form.
Respect that your disappointment is well founded and honor the value you’ve lost. Then stride forward into the world, eager to seek bright new value for the benefit of yourself and those around you.
Ralph MarstonUnderstanding and appreciation Life's real adventure
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