By Rui En
If there is one word that best describes this year for me, it would be powerlessness. This was the year we all found out that God had plans for us that diverged wildly from the ones we had made.
It would be easy to focus on the things I’ve lost. Beloved pet, ex colleagues, the managers I worked with all my career and traveling.
But it wouldn’t be a fair assessment to ignore what these losses taught me. Confidence and resilience that comes from weathering the greatest grief I have felt in my life, urgency to live life like every day is my last, new options and the opportunity to look inward instead of outward and work on spiritual growth.
To be blunt, yes I feel broken and battered as I limp toward the finish line. It would be a lie to claim otherwise. However, just today, I saw this quote.
“There is nothing stronger than a broken woman who has rebuilt herself.”
If there is one thing that I can safely say unites us all over the world this year, it would be our brokenness and grief. May we all find joy and peace in the rebuilding next year. You are never alone.
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