I once read a funny quote that said, "I'd like a blessing that's not in disguise."
It'd be extremely insensitive just to reframe someone's trauma history by saying that "it's a blessing in disguise." But the reality is that those who go through trauma, are forged through a fire that creates such a high level of resilience that it is unmatched to those who have not gone trauma.
While those deep wounds and scars reveal the deep hurts they've endured, it also points to the evidence that they are still alive. It reveals that they made it through. It reveals that they kept fighting. It reveals that they are resilient.
Working through past and current traumas is a hard work. And that is an understatement because you know how painful the sting of abandonment is, or how debilitating abuse and broken relationships can be. But it is a work that is not only necessary to move towards healing, but also a work that will create such a formation of character, that you can be used to help those who went through what you went through.
The most purpose driven people I know, are typically the ones who have been through the most. What a story then, of those who have gone through hell and back, only to come through to the other side to be a light of transformation to those around them.
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