I have found it beneficial sometimes to look in the mirror and try to truly see what the real Lynn Woodard looks like. If I just take a glance, I only see a worn out body, that has battled with cancer. But if I look longer and closer, I see someone who is still here and still has work to do on herself ...both physically and mentally.
I loved this quote I found about the defects that we see in our lives and how they can make us better and stronger if we only realize that is part of life, to learn and to grow. So I guess if I still have things to work on, then that is ok and that just means I am still alive to work on them. No small thing to be thankful for.
Thanks to each of you for helping me see who I really am, when sometimes I get stuck on the reflection in the mirror. I am much more than that and yet I have so much growing and work yet to do. I think this is where the quote "JOY IN THE JOURNEY " should go. I need to constantly remember that. Good night
when they are held up to each other,
that’s when the real making begins.
That’s what art and crafting are.
A tailor needs a torn garment to practice his expertise.
The trunks of trees must be cut and cut again,
so they can be used for fine carpentry.
Your doctor must have a broken leg to doctor.
Your defects are the ways that glory gets manifested.
Rumi as translated by Coleman Barks