Nobody escapes being wounded. We are all wounded people, whether physically, emotionally, mentally, or spiritually. The main question is not ‘How can we hide our wounds?’ so we don’t have to be embarrassed, but ‘How can we put our woundedness in the service of others?’ When our wounds cease to be a source of shame, and become a source of healing, we have become wounded healers. – Henri Nouwen
This quote reminded me of why our “attitude” is so important.
The difference between the two attitudes described is night and day.
One leads to a life of shame and regret, the other to fulfillment and meaning.
We are all imperfect.
We are all wounded.
We all have a choice about how to respond.
My hope for you today is that you choose to use your imperfections and wounds to serve others. Not in a general sense, but in a real and specific way. Today. Not some time in the future after you get it all sorted out.
Be a friend.
Be of service to someone.
Make it a great day.