Because of, not in spite of
Sometimes I think that I am doing pretty well, in spite of the challenges I have. And as I look at things anew this morning, I wonder…is it really that I am doing pretty well BECAUSE of my challenges? I don’t have the answer to this one yet, but if I had to bet on it I would be tempted to put my money on the latter rather than the former. I think I will think about this one for a while. I am interested in your thoughts…
My two top challenging/potentially devastating events in my life have been followed by the most positive personal growth / shifts in my life and I very thankful, in retrospect, that they both occurred. It took a significant period of time after each event for me to see my positive shifts! It is a great question Judy!