Friday, May 15, 2015

Broken hearts & life lessons

During conversation with a dear friend the other day, we got on the subject of broken hearts. Each of us has experienced a broken heart. More than once, in fact. Who hasn't? That can occur in a significant love relationship, in a friendship—and it can occur as we hear tragic news about people we know or about people clear across the world enduring things no one should have to face.

But here's the thing: Broken hearts can open us to compassion, to our better natures, to deeper love and to acts of kindness.

My friend and I shared with each other some of the things we've learned from those experiences of having our hearts broken. We realized, not for the first time but once again, how much we are shaped by those things—how many positive life lessons have emerged out of those broken places.

I know without a doubt that I am who I am today because of those heart-breaking experiences. Life is so rich and multi-hued, and there are so many ways to learn and grow—most of them not found in a classroom!

What are your thoughts on this? I'd love to have you share them in the Comment Box below.

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