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What a GREAT thread topic Jolly Chaplin! Thankyou and a belated warm Welcome to the forums!
LOVE this topic.
I never feel like "everything" happens to me, alot of crap has happened but such is life lol!
I also never use the word "failure" ever... I prefer to use the phrase "learning opportunity" lol.
I could safely say I've had many many learning opportunities!
I bet we ALL have and that's okay.
We are organic gardeners in our family and I made up a saying that I use during trying times...
"What do we do when life gives you shyte?"
The kids answer, usually in unison "We turn it into FERTILISER!".
And indeed we do. Now what can we learn?.... the answers are quite funny some times.
Some times it's VERY difficult to see what the learning opportunity IS... but it's there.
At one point I really couldn't see WHAT I could be learning from an extremely lengthy and trying time.... I meditated and Prayed.... then waited..... the answer came to me 'Now you can empathise with MORE people and help them too.'
Some stuff just can't be studied until we learn it. I can name some significant traumas here but you all know what I'm talking about.
Once we go THROUGH something SO significant, so traumatic, so horrible, we can be humbled that we survived.
Where there is breath, there is HOPE. And Hope anchors the soul.
We can practice Gratitude that we are STILL here.
My children and I do.
A funnier example happened TODAY!
I see my garden and pot plants ripped apart and emptied by the Brush Turkeys quite alot here lol.
It drives us kind of crazy tbh... but today, wow, it took my breath away to see a BABY brush turkey come into my garden!
It is SO tiny and SOooo cute!
I thought THAT'S why I plant all this stuff. It's not just for us, it's for you too little bubba.
I learnt something valuable today and it gives me such JOY to see the babies.
I cohabitate with nature. It's our wonderful choice to do so.
So it is also our choice in how we see trying times.
Peace and many Blessings to you all