I honestly think that my posts are meant more for me than anyone reading or listening, but this is a good one to share. I have had more than my fair share of pain and still going through some of it today. I have learned that pain is part of the process and is an unfortunate necessity to grow. I have tried everything from ignoring it to completely shutting down, but in doing so I have missed out on all the good in my life as well. Let's not allow pain to deter us from our purpose or paralyze us from life. It's time to rise up and persevere!