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Some wisdom during the holidays, which can be so hard

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And not saying for one moment than any of us NEEDED to learn these lessons that we learn through our grief, but that there are lessons, there are silver linings, there is wisdom wrought from the pain...


"Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.

Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain.

And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy;

And you would accept the seasons of your heart, even as you have always accepted the seasons that pass over your fields.

And you would watch with serenity through the winters of your grief."

~ Kahlil Gibran

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