Sunday, October 11, 2009

From every wound there is a scar and every scar tells a story -- a story that says "I survived."



We've all been hurt. Battle scars exist in each and every one of us. Whether it's losing your first true love, or the death of a parent/friend, we all have wounds that cut deeply. But if you have the kind of strength that I believe exists in all of us, you can pick yourself up off the ground and stand proudly back up.

What I find really intriguing about these kinds of scars is that they're emotional, not physical, yet if you look closely enough, you can actually see the pain, the anguish, and the intensity of that wounded person. You can look directly into their eyes and see their life story. It's terribly amazing.

What we all must remember is that life is all about the ups and downs; it's merely a very long roller coaster ride. The bumps and bruises we obtain along the way make us who we are. We grow from every bit of suffering that we go through. I know my experiences have made me the strong-willed person that I am today. Every downfall that happens makes me stronger and wiser. Things hardly phase me anymore, yet I know I have a lot of learning left to do.

Advice of the day: Do not be afraid to suffer, for without suffering we would never realize the truly wonderful elements of life.

Feel free to share your scar stories if you'd like -- be sure to include what you gained from the experience, too!

Song of the day: Darryl Worley "Awful Beautiful Life"

9 comments:

Bendigo said...

Just wanted to drop a note and say I really enjoy the blog. i preseneted you with an award, if you wish to receive it all you have to do is go here http://bendigosrage.blogspot.com/2009/10/how-awesome-is-this.html thanks and keep up the good work :)

lifechick said...

Are you sure you're only 21?

Happy-go-Lucky said...

Its amazing how we can be so hurt and so wounded and yet we also know how good it can get so we keep trying. There are very few people who reflect as you do at your age. Keep up the good work and keep writing!

My blog is a record of my scars and trials. I am in the process of picking myself up yet again and would love your take on my blog if you feel like a read.

http://happy-go-lucky-mylife.blogspot.com/

http://darkmemories-happy-go-lucky.blogspot.com/

plainolebob said...

Courteny,
I need your help.
Bob has decided to have me do the award presentation this week, and I have decided to let the past winners select their choice of favorite blogger for the award. If you choose, please let me know your selection.
Thank-you so much
BIG HUGS
Bess
(btw..loved this post)

Armando said...

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Bren said...

You are so right! Love the Post! Kind of have the same question? Sure you're 21. LOL

Honest303 said...

I have something for you on my blog.
Check my post "My First Award!"
Congrats. :)

http://rainydays303.blogspot.com/2009/11/my-first-award.html

Colette said...

I couldn't agree more. God sends us thru the fire so that we are melted into the purest of Gold, so we can become pure and acceptable in his sight. It's just sad that when he is turing us to gold that he can't take those scares away, guess he isn't finished with me yet
http://colette-abused.blogspot.com/2009/12/abused-human-kindness-too.html

protowork annie said...

I do enjoy your blog. Although you are only 21, I think you know a lot about life.

 
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