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Can I Make You Think?

We have all felt it…that moment when it feels like the absolute core of us was shattered into tiny pieces of glass and we wonder how will we ever put ourselves back together again. Sometimes it is whole lives that are broken from tragedies, hurts, health, accidents and sometimes it is our dreams that are shattered. And it is there that the work and the choosing to pick up the pieces and start rebuilding again starts…piece by piece.

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Our lives can be wonderful like a beautiful glass picture and in a moment, the glass shatters into pieces. Can it ever be the same? Sorry to tell you but no, it can not be the same but it can be beautiful again if we start putting the pieces back together. It may become like the stained glass windows we see on buildings that make us look in awe. Just remember though that stained glass only glows and shines when there is light on the inside to shine through. So, we have to have the inner glow, the inner healing and inner strength to build our lives back again. Otherwise, you just have a dim piece of stained glass.

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I love seeing people take their pain, their grief, their hurts, their sorrows, their losses and use them to rebuild their lives and shine upon those around them. Many try but not all succeed because if you have not motivated yourself to shine in spite of all the things you have and are enduring, then you will never motivate any one else except those that are victims too and then you will be motivating them to be victims.

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Heroes to me are the ones that take all that pain and sorrow, hurt and loss and give forward like the parents of Landon Korabek in Florida, who have taken the loss of their son and turned it into a celebration of his life and using his life to try to save other children’s lives. Every year they have the Jamfest One Love to raise money to spread awareness of what prescription drugs can do to children. What an inspirational set of parents and family. You can read about it here on my friend Sherry’s blog:

We have to pick up the pieces one by one and put them back in place and begin gluing our lives back together. That is the beginning. But, if we do not put our insides back together..our hearts and our minds ….so that we create the glow inside that will illuminate that piece of stained glass that all those broken pieces become, then we will not shine…we will not inspire…we will only be hollow words and actions coming from a faded looking piece of stained glass.

If we  have not learned that happiness lies within us, then we will never be happy. We will always be searching for that pot of gold (happiness) at the end of the rainbow when all along it was within us and within our reach. Truly happy people are still happy after the loss, the pain, the sorrow, the trials because their happiness is within and not something someone can take. People can only take our joy if we let them.

“The happiest people do not have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything”

Believe it or not, we are happiest when we are doing, when we are helping others, when we are serving in some capacity in life. That gives us that sense of accomplishment that helps define who we are and helps us put our lives back together each time some tragedy, loss, pain, health issue hits us. But, we can not do that….we can not motivate or inspire anyone until we can heal ourselves first and inspire and motivate ourselves to be positive and to keep fighting and to reach out and help others.

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  1. Reblogged this on Dr. Sherry E. Showalter – "Keepin It Real" and commented:
    Excellent blog… makes ya realize that we all have the innermost sanctuary to build and rebuild from within, to allow the flames of our souls to shine the light through the darkest of times and move into the brightest of healing ways… step by painful step, piece by piece into reslience

    Comment by SHERRY E SHOWALTER | May 15, 2013 | Reply

  2. thank you friend for thinking of Landon Korabek and his family, Susan and Greg Korabek who are standing in the light with the annual Jamfest… raising hope, awareness and monies for the Ruth Eckerd Hall scholarship for musicians and for NOPE TASK FORCE for Narcotic overdose Prevention and Education and choosing to heal through music the pain of loss, while their light shines on so many, blessings to you always with great gratitude and love.

    Comment by SHERRY E SHOWALTER | May 15, 2013 | Reply

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