Hurt

“Oh shut up.  Every time it rains, it stops raining.  Every time you hurt, you heal.  After darkness, there is always light and you get reminded of this every morning but still you choose to believe that the night will last forever.  Nothing lasts forever.  Not the good or the bad.  So you might as well smile while you’re here.” ~ Iain Thomas, I Wrote This For You

 

“Yet it is in this whole process of meeting and solving problems that life has its meaning.  Problems are the cutting edge that distinguishes between success and failure.  Problems call forth our courage and our wisdom; indeed, they create our courage and our wisdom.  It is only because of problems that we grow mentally and spiritually.  When we desire to encourage the growth of the human spirit, we challenge and encourage the human capacity to solve problems, just as in school we deliberately set problems for our children to solve.  It is through the pain of confronting and resolving problems that we learn.  As Benjamin Franklin said, ‘Those things that hurt, instruct.’  It is for this reason that wise people learn not to dread but actually to welcome problems and actually to welcome the pain of problems.” ~ Scott Peck, The Road Less Traveled

 

“I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.” ~ Mother Teresa