#SOL18 Look for the Learning
"Painful as it may be, a significant emotional event can be the catalyst for choosing a direction that serves us- and those around us- more effectively. Look for the learning."
-Louisa May Alcott
When something bad happens to someone you love, life stops for a while. When it clicks back, everyone has emotions and opinions, feelings and fears. It all swirls, much like a tornado, leaving your emotional landscape ravaged. There are those I know who are angry, who throw blame, who talk about vindication and who wish misery on others. It's pain upon pain.
Martin Luther King Jr. said, "I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear." And so, love is always the answer. Gratitude, light, kindness, love. Walking through the pain but not adding to the pain. Seeing the blessings, acknowledging that there are lessons here.
I'm going to look for the learning.