Finding Beauty in Pain

It’s true, being in constant pain day after day sucks. Living with it for years is exhausting, and yes there are days where I can’t possibly imagine having to live this way for another fifty plus years. Having said this, there are also reasons that I am thankful for the pain.

Pain changes people, but it doesn’t have to all be negative changes. At this moment, I’m choosing to acknowledge the positive ways that pain has changed me.

Pain has made me more patient and understanding when those around me are in pain. Knowing what it feels like and how frustrating it can be to not meet the expectations you have for yourself or that others have for you, I am now more understanding when someone needs to cancel or change plans or simply rest.

I’ve become thankful for the pain in that, while yes it hurts, at least I have all of my body parts. Others are not so fortunate. I am alive another day and able to feel; that is certainly worth thanking God for.

It’s been quite a while since I’ve been able to work, due to pain. While this is financially a burden on my family, it has allowed me to be more present in my children’s lives. It has also allowed me to discover my love for sewing, painting, jewelry making, and writing (my escapes from pain and depression). With any luck, maybe these things will turn into something I can use to contribute financially.

Pain has made me stronger. I have made it through 100% of my bad days and I will make it through the next one. I am also stronger in my faith. Living in constant pain I’ve learned to lean on God more than ever.

Yes, pain sucks, but if you can find the beauty in it, fighting through it might become a little easier. I would love to know, what beauty do you find in your pain?

With love, J♡

6 thoughts on “Finding Beauty in Pain

  1. LOVE your Blog…..What a blessing you are in how you have touched so many. We all have our “own pains” and God is our refuge…always giving us our strength, carrying us thru, while we don’t understand…we can relate with all the beautiful blessings that have come out of our challenges. THANK YOU for the strength and positive attitude which you pass on. You have already made a difference in my life. XOXO

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    1. Thank you for such beautiful and kind words! You’re right, He absolutely is and does! You have made a positive difference in my life as well; thank you!♡♡♡

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    1. Thank you so much. ♡ If I am able to help even one person find something positive in his or her own pain/struggles and/or encourage that person to continue to push through, then that is also beautiful and worth the pain I live with.

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