It’s my blog’s 4th birthday!
When I hit Publish for the very first time on 8/8/08, I had no idea of the adventure that was beginning.
Thankfully, God did.
In the past four years he’s brought me new friends, new insights, and new healing, all through a simple little blog.
I thank him for these gifts of grace.
And I thank you for your friendship. Oh, the places we’ve gone. I appreciate you hanging with me, more than you know!
My very first post
(in which there seems to be no ending...not sure what I was thinking...trying not to edit, trying not to edit)
Friday, August 8, 2008
Take the Pain
We think of ourselves as wimpier than we even are. One reason is because we're surrounded by advertising that encourages us to eliminate pain at its first sign. Don't live with it at any cost.
But as Dr. Laura points out, “sadness, fear, disappointment, embarrassment, loss, frustration, etc., are just a part of normal life, and need to be endured as a feeling, and appropriated with solutions, if possible.”
Is it really in our best interest to eradicate normal, but painful, parts of life?
I live with pain. Some physical, some emotional. I'd rather not.
But a little pain isn't an immediate reason to reach for the medicine cabinet. In fact, a little pain has life lessons—compassion for others, appreciation for when you have no pain, indication for a problem you need to address before it becomes bigger pain...
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Do you blog? What have you enjoyed the most about it?