"In daily life we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy." Brother David Steindl-Rast

Saturday, April 9, 2016

From Walls to Bridges

Today I am grateful for time with my friends Jill and Dorothy yesterday, and the insightful conversations we had. I am also grateful for my husband Darcy and the run we will
take together soon.

Here is some food for thought:

"Walls turned sideways are bridges."
(Angela Davis)

How often in life does this play out? A wall is approached, confronted, faced. It crumbles quickly or is dismantled a brick at a time. New perspective is gained, and routes not even visible before now are viable options.

It usually takes tremendous effort and substantial time to tear a wall down and turn it into a bridge.
There are times, however, when we can scale the wall quickly or we realize it didn't even exist in the first place. That usually follows much pain and frustration and is sparked by a willingness to change.

Which ever way allows us around, over, or through the walls in our lives, it is more than worth it. Wow! What a view and what opportunities open up. The old wall is now a new bridge and we are crossing it with enthusiasm, heading to bright possibilities.

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