On the home page of the Strongheart Fellowship Organization I found this banner…
The mission of this wonderful organization is:
“The Strongheart Fellows Program is a groundbreaking healing and learning residential program designed to help bright, resilient young people from extremely challenging circumstances around the globe develop into compassionate, innovative problem-solvers and leaders that can affect significant social change.”
This saying below is beautifully true…celebrating the gifts that often do come wrapped in sand paper.
We can also apply this wisdom to those of us who wanted children and did not conceive them the way we hoped or expected. Perhaps what has felt like a deficit to some …sometimes…is actually our dharma (referenced in Indian ancient texts that declare a “divinely instituted natural order of things”…Wikipedia)
Once we move from our disappointment into acceptance of this reality, we are “stronger” as Hemingway protests…leaving us available to live out our destiny in a way that breaks though what is broken into the light.