Don’t waste your heartache

“Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them” A.A. Milne

Over a decade ago I had hit a serious rough patch.

My father was dying.

Our finances were bad.

I was morbidly obese.

I was so depressed and it just felt like a season of never ending struggle.

Have you ever been there?

Maybe you’re there right now.

For me it was paralyzing.

For me it was the worst season of my life.

At my lowest point my wife gave me a piece of advice.

“Embrace it”

Excuse me?

You want me to embrace this thing that is killing me?

“I mean it,” She said.

“This is here to teach you something about yourself and if you fight it you will miss it”

Those were the words that began to light my darkened path back to life.

When I choose to see my struggles through the lens of redemption I stop seeing them as struggles.

Redemption is what happens when your seemingly terrible situations bring about powerful blessings for others.

I have yet to have a struggle that I have not been able to use as an eventual blessing.

Working with individuals interested in figuring out how to turn their own struggles into blessings for others is a big part of why I chose to work as a life coach.

Right now you may not be able to see the hope you have to offer others.

I do…

To set up a free, over the phone, confidential, one on one, trial life coaching session with Jim, call 978.994.0431 today!

One thought on “Don’t waste your heartache

  1. When my little girl died at age 7 from brain cancer, the first two years afterward, I kept saying to myself, “I didn’t need this to become a better person.” I felt like I had had enough challenges in life already, and that one put me over the edge. On day, I realized that I no longer would let it stop me from becoming a better person. I cannot say that I “embrace” that experience, but it has, indeed, opened my eyes and heart to compassion, love, and healing for those I meet who are grieving.

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