Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Wonder Woman

I may be projecting here because I feel this way, but I suspect that we all, at one point or another, have felt this way.  Do you ever feel inadequate because you can't do it all yourself?  Sometimes we have to lean on someone else, sometimes things fall through the cracks, sometimes we drop one of the things that we're clinging on to so tightly, all the while fearing that if we let one little thing go, our lives and reputation will all come crashing down.

We beat ourselves up for not being "Wonder Woman."  We see those people in our lives who seemingly have it all together, who can handle anything that life throws at them and think: "Why can't I be like that?"

The truth is that most Wonder Women have probably all been where we are, and the reason they are the way they are, the reason they have it all together, the reason they can handle anything thrown at them with aplomb, is because they've once been where we are, they once had their lives slipping through their tenuous grasp.

The thing that made them Wonder Woman is exactly what you're dealing with now.  Their strength comes from experience, the hardest of all teachers.

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