|Jean Honore Fragonard - The Accident of the Swing|
I dont know about you, but I've learned some of my best lessons and gained respect and gratitude for life and others from some of my failures/disappointments. Our failures don't have to be epic ones either; we can learn a lot from small failures too. If we pause to remind ourselves of the peaks and valleys of life, we can develop a positive outlook with faith. How many times have you stopped yourself in the middle of a stressful situation and asked the question: What is the lesson in this event? Then remember, for what it's worth "this" too shall pass.
This post fits very well with one of MamaKat's Writing Workshop prompts for this week: But teachers know everything!! Write about a time a teacher disappointed you.
As I read Charlotte Bronte's poem "Life" below and share my language course lesson/story, I find comfort in the knowledge that gloomy events in our life are transient and the showers of a difficult day make our roses truly bloom; they make our character strong and resilient... Of course, our mental outlook is imperative. We must see the showers for the temporary fall from the swing that they are. What showers are you facing now?