Lessons From Glass

Have you ever wondered how glass is made? Way back during training days in Occupational Medicine where we were required to conduct plant visits as part of our curriculum in being able to study workplace hazards, I was assigned then to a factory that manufactures glass. I noticed that it was made from liquid sand melted together with several minerals at a very high temperature of 1700 degrees celsius inside a furnace. The process is tedious but the product is beautiful.

Today I write about the power of pain and the process of how it can mold us into a better version of ourselves based on how I witnessed glass produced- a living masterpiece. I guess the latter is made this way, we definitely cannot be born as one, instead we can be molded into one. The questions arises of am I still a masterpiece with all my brokenness? Am I still one despite so much damage? Answer to that is a resounding yes and that is exactly how to be one – damaged to be beautiful, tested to be strong and fragile enough to acknowledge that becoming whole again entails going through the fire.

Trusting in the process is one; accepting it is another but know of the following lessons, I happened to encounter this on one of my feeds and it really struck me as something real and spot on — It tells of small steps taken one day at a time is progress enough and that you do not have to have it all figured out before you move forward besides nothing changes if NOTHING CHANGES. Believe that endings are actually the start of new beginnings we just need to mold our minds into a mindset that whatever is meant to happen will happen at the right time, right place and for the right reason. Time has a way of showing us what really matters. And these painful things in whatever form they take place in our lives can teach us lessons that we did not think we needed to know.

Well today ushers a new weekend so I wish you well and leaving you with this- I asked life “Why are you so difficult? Life smiled and said, “You people never appreciate easy things.”

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