UNDER PRESSURE To Become....

With six kids aging from 9-22, there is ALWAYS something happening behind the scenes. I don't share most of it for their privacy, because while my life is to some degree public, we aren't a reality tv family. lol :) But.... you can trust that there is always a background story (or multiple) when there are people being developed. Though you may see other people's highlight reels on FB and Instagram - fancy hair and clothes in exotic locations with big smiles on their faces - you can be sure that there is a much larger story going on in EVERY SINGLE marriage, family, friendship, and career. I don't care how positive its spun, life sometimes is just plain hard and pressure packed. Sometimes you feel like you just can't bear up under it.I write this because I just wanted to remind you in case you were having a bad day, and feel like everyone else has the wind at their back. Just remember that storms pass, trials typically last for only a season, and if you allow it to, struggles and pain can teach you and shape you for the better IF you allow it.Examine and extract the lesson from every hardship you endure; trials are the chisel The Potter uses to shape you into the person you were meant to become. Just remember: only YOU get to choose to allow it to make you better...or bitter.Experience isn't the best teacher....EXAMINED experience is. ~ John C. MaxwellMay I encourage you?  Don't go through the storms of life without examining and extracting the lesson...a diamond is revealed through the refining process of high temperature and pressure, unseen deep in the earths mantle. You too were meant to be a diamond. :)

In Relentless Pursuit of Excellence.....TRACI :)