Pain is part of life. Feeling it is part of being human. It is our body’s way of telling us the something is wrong. Not all pain is physical in nature. We also experience emotional pain as we go through life. Unlike the physical ones that are more overt in nature, the emotional ones are not so obvious. These are the invisible wounds that we all carry with us.
When we don’t acknowledge our hurt, it boomerangs back to us, sometimes even stronger than it was before. Allowing ourselves to feel the hurt helps us move forward instead of wallowing in it.
We all go through challenges. It is part of the human experience. Much as we prepare and plan our lives, challenges happen, blindsiding us. Our natural reaction is to be anxious, frustrated, sad, depressed, or any other negative emotion. This is to be expected. The question is, Can we still be happy when life throws as a challenge? Finding joy in the midst of trials may seem absurd, but this is often what we need the most.
Resilience is defined as the process and outcome of successfully adapting to difficult or challenging life experiences, especially through mental, emotional, and behavioral flexibility and adjustment to external and internal demands.
Practicing gratitude, according to research studies, can improve your physical and psychological health. People that are grateful tend to be happier and healthier than those who are not grateful. Gratitude is a simple emotion, but it has the power to transform people’s lives.
God created the world, and until today we can still see the many wonders of God’s creation. The majestic mountains, the roaring seas, the towering trees—these are all God’s creation, and they reflect His glory. Nature points to a creator and designer. Its beauty, richness, and diversity is so awe-inspiring that it could only come from a Creator, God. Surrounded by nature, we can’t help but feel closer to God, its beauty inviting us into deeper communion with God.
Hello out there by Genevieve Votra | February 21, 2023I’ve enjoyed writing this book of poems immensely. My hope is that other people will enjoy reading it as well. Different days bring about different experiences, feelings and conclusions in our lives. I’ve had the...