Most anyone who is a cancer survivor has scars. Both emotional and physical. Seen and unseen. Scars that have changed the lives of both themselves and family members. Scars that have opened up paths that many would have never choosen to be on. I know this has rung true in my life.
What about you? We all have scars of one sort or another. We all have a story to tell. Stories of trials and suffering that have created us into new beings, that have made us the essence of who we are.
I often wonder who I would be without my scars. Would I be as stong, or as determined? Probably not. Would I be happier? Would life be easier? Maybe.
But, here’s the thing……without the scars I wouldn’t be me. The me who God is molding me into. The child of God He wants me to be.
When the hardness of life forms scars on the innermost beings of who you are, you have two choices; complain, or look for the beauty amongst the cringing pain of change.
My choice is to look at the beauty of the scars. It is not easy and it is not something I am perfect at. It’s a daily choice of the laying down of self will and being willing to accept the good that can come from scars. Scars can make you strong, they build character. By no means does the aquiring of scars go without pain. The secret to creating good from the scars is to change your perspective. Change it to look at the blessings that scars can create.
Changing your perspective to look at the beauty and the blessings amidts the hard, creates the begining towards a greater good, towards the person God designed you to be.
Where do you want your perpective to be friends? The choice is yours.
Please join me at A Holy Experience as we count 1000 blessings in 2012.
358. Arches covered in flowers.
359. Learning when to say, “I’m sorry. I was wrong.”
360. Talks with my husband
361. Saturday morning dates with my husband to a local bakery.
362. Lavender colored blankets
363. God’s protection
364. Thinking of new ways to make my home a place of worship.
365. Vanilla ice cream covered in chocolate Heath sauce.
366. My Grandma’s box of recipes.
367. Learning that it’s ok to take time out for me.
368. Learning to daily remind myself to not compare myself to others.
369. Letting go of my expectations and accepting God’s will.
370. Learning to accept the past, realizing there are no do overs.
371. Letters from friends
372. The sound of a train passing by.
373. The blessings of scars.
374. Roses and a card from my husband.
375. Rose scented goats milk soap.
376. The smell of brownies that have just gotten out of an oven.
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