Pain is an unavoidable part of life. It’s something every person will experience many times throughout their lives. Nobody is immune to it…. it affects us all.
But how it affects you is a choice only you can make. You can let it be a strength by acknowledging your struggle and realizing your endurance means you’re a strong person…. Or you can let the fear of it weaken you until you are nothing but an empty shell of the person you used to be, too afraid to live your life for fear of being hurt again.
You can let it make you a more empathetic person because you’ve been through it yourself and you’d do anything to alleviate someone else’s… Or you can let it turn you into an angry, nasty person who justifies what they’ve been through by passing it on to other people.
It can teach you the value of love by showing you who stayed by you… If only so you realize not everyone is going to hurt you, and decide to let more wonderful people into your heart and your life … Or you can decide to let it twist your heart until you shut everybody out and there’s no love left in your life at all.
Pain is a terrible thing and you cannot avoid it – But it comes with a choice as to whether or not it makes you better person…. And if you let it make you a better person, then you’re already one step closer to healing it…….Ranata Suzuki