Discomfort – whether of my making or bestowed as a gift,

comes offering a change to grow, to rise, to lift.

Wisdom reminds me that growing pains before it rewards.

Ask one in it and they cry for sweet relief,

Ask one past it and they’ll tell you their belief.

I am eternally grateful that I do not walk al.one but

there is One who walks beside me offering help and hope.


Mr Browning said it well…

“I walked a mile with Pleasure;
She chatted all the way;
But left me none the wiser
For all she had to say.

I walked a mile with Sorrow;
And ne’er a word said she;
But, oh! The things I learned from her,
When Sorrow walked with me.”
Robert Browning