4 Lessons from Pain

These are just four random truths that have become more rooted in my life through difficult experiences. Pain isn’t fun, but it sure helps us grow, doesn’t it?

 

1. What God thinks is far more important than what people think.

Do people control the universe? (Some wish they did! LOL) Can people save our souls? Are people infallible? Are people always loving?

The rhetorical answer to these questions (no) means that what God thinks of us matters far more than what people think of us.

 

2. I can live without some things I thought I needed. In fact, I can see how I am better off without some things.

 

3. True friends are more important than “many” friends. True friends are priceless.

 

4. A home is not about a building; a home is about love.

 

What lessons have you learned through pain?

 

 

Christa Upton Black Hills Picture Books PO Box 293 Custer, SD 57730

About Christa Upton

I am a wife and mother of three children ages 11, 14, and 18. I used to be a stay-at-home mom (teaching piano & dance, volunteering, etc). From 2007 to 2010, I suffered accidental Toxic Injury (also called Multiple Chemical Sensitivity or MCS). MCS has had major impact on our family, but the forced time in bed has given me time to write. So far, I have published 4 children's books (2 in e-book format on Kindle, one in Print-on-Demand at CreateSpace, and one printed by a local printer). Sometimes I miss my old life, but I love writing for children!
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4 Responses to 4 Lessons from Pain

  1. CHRISTA— I HAVE LEARNED THAT DNA DOESN’T DEFINE FAMILY!!!!! I HAVE MORE MCS SISTER THAT ARE FAMILY THEN DNA FAMILY!!!!! 🙂 MANY MANY THINGS I HAVE LEARNED FROM PAIN– LIKE WHO & WHAT REALLY DOES MATTER IN LIFE!!!! <3

    • Christa says:

      Oh, yes, those are WONDERFUL lessons, Sonda!!!!!! SO good to have our MCS sisters as family, who really understand, isn’t it. And learning who and what really does matter in life–learning that early is so good.

  2. Stephanie says:

    Very good points.
    Pain, difficult times – I call those character building experiences. Sometimes I learn patience and sometimes endurance. Many times during those challenges, I would prefer a wimpy character 🙂

    • Christa says:

      Patience and endurance–excellent things to learn through pain!!!!! And it just doesn’t seem like we learn those any other way than through pain. I know what you mean–I have felt the same way during the challenges; good way to put it. 🙂

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