Wednesday, April 27, 2011

a beautiful, delicate blessing

I mentioned awhile ago that I read Cold Tangerines by Shauna Niequist. Below is another quote from her book that I strongly related to and I couldn't NOT share it. :)


"I would never try to tell you that every bad thing is really a good thing, just waiting to be gazed at with pretty new eyes, just waiting to be shined up and –ta da!- discovered as fantastic. But what I know is that for me, and for a lot of people I love, we’re discovering that lots of times, not every time, maybe, but more often than not, there is something just past the heartbreak, just past the curse, just past the despair, and that thing is beautiful.

You don’t want it to be beautiful, at first. You want to stay in the pain and the blackness because it feels familiar, and because you’re not done feeling victimized and smashed up. But one day you’ll wake up surprised and humbled, staring at something you thought for sure was a curse and has revealed itself to be a blessing-a beautiful, delicate blessing."
-Shauna Niequist

Can you relate to this? There is something beautiful beyond the brokenness; it just takes time.

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