We have two or three great moving experiences in our lives—experiences so great and moving that it doesn’t seem at the time that anyone else has been caught up and pounded and dazzled and astonished and beaten and broken and rescued and illuminated and rewarded and humbled in just that way ever before. F. Scott Fitzgerald, author
What experience has pounded, broken, rescued, illuminated, or humbled you? My top three are early mother loss (age 8), divorce , death of a spouse. With perspective, I can finally recognize that, in addition to pounded, beaten, and broken, these experiences have also rescued, illuminated, rewarded, and humbled me.
I am who I am today because of my past experiences—positive and negative; loss and jubilation. I’ve become more resilient, empathetic, loving, understanding, faith-filled because of my losses. My experiences of jubilation have taught me to be grateful.
Affirmation: I embrace all the experiences of my life.
Coaching questions: Again, what experience has pounded, broken, rescued, illuminated, humbled you? What did these experiences teach you?
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