Tragedy On Our Journey

Every day we are faced, or should I say bombarded with negativity and tragedy. If you are like me it can knock you down again and again.  BAM! Down you go! BOOM! From the other direction, down you go! Some day’s it makes us so weary that we feel like we will never get up again. We shut down, we avoid. Then somehow we stand up again and begin to move forward. Little by little we see the light again and we are stronger! We have an innate ability to find hope, strength and to get back up and continue our journey.

Whether you believe in God, a power greater than yourself, or your spirit within there is hope and strength. Surround yourself with that power and those who embody it.  You will find the strength to stand up and go forward. For me, I believe that God picks us up and dusts us off and says, “It’s okay, I am with you. You can do this. Just focus on the good!”  He says. “Everyday there will be things that will knock you down, but there are also things that lift you. Turn in the other direction! Trust me and you will see it! If you can’t see it, I will carry you until you can.”

We are incredibly resilient even when we don’t think we are. Follow the journey of your heart.  The path is full of life.  It is good, bad, beautiful, ugly and tragic; but so full of life.


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Linda Lunsted

I am a Masters level Clinical Social Worker with State of Michigan licensure. I received my degree from Michigan State University and am currently in Private Practice and the owner of Serene Pathways Counseling, LLC. I have over 30 years of experience as a Clinical Social Worker providing counseling and therapeutic services for individuals, children, families, couples and groups. Along with my own continual personal growth, my overall passion is to encourage and empower others to follow the journey of their heart.

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