Thoughts and Perspectives – Kahlil Gibran – Suffering

“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.”– Khalil Gibran

When you are the parent of a struggling teen, there is suffering/pain.  Whether it’s your teen that is suffering, your spouse, your other children, yourself, etc. all are impacted in some form or another.   Know that out of this pain, you will most likely change/grow and that this change will bring a new way of looking at life, your relationships, yourself.   Some of us will discover a strength we didn’t  know we had; some of us will have a deeper understanding of how we relate to ourselves and to others – it can sometimes feel as if blinders have been removed; others of us may find that our spirituality/faith grows; and yet others may find themselves being more compassionate, etc.   It is about this change and growth that this quote draws from.

As this change can be very difficult, my hope is that today you and your family are being supported in this transition and, that if you are not, that you seek the support needed as my personal belief is that we are not meant to do this alone.

I hope this quote and my writing reminds you that tomorrow will bring a new day.


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