Yesterday I made a new piece called “Angel Sean Is Strong”. It was created around the words of Kahil Gibran “Out of Suffering Grows The Strongest Souls”. Powerful eh? I can already see a few of you feeling a bit uncomfortable. Suffering? Who wants to even think about struggle? OK. It’s not one of my favorite places to be either. The thing is… I don’t think that one needs to grovel in angst to grow stronger. I do believe that finding a way through challenge and adversity can definitely temper something deep inside. I think it’s the process of moving through that makes us stronger. Maybe it’s how you pull yourself together enough to ask for help. Or being brave and writing down a plan of who gets what in a divorce. Every one of us will face struggles throughout our life. Some will be more painful and challenging than others. We can choose to curl up and caress that pain or we can get up and start growing through it. Hopefully along the way we’ll find strength, honesty, empowerment, and maybe even a helping hand.