The Statement That’s Stuck in My Mind

Although it’s been a week filled with more than one inspiring moment, this sentence grabbed me by the heart and has not let go. During the Tony Awards, Ari’el Stachel from the musical, The Band’s Visit, directed his closing remark to “any kid that was watching,” and said:

“. . . know that your biggest obstacle may turn into your purpose.”

Wow. I hit the pause button on my DVR and rewound it three times.

What a bold way to look at adversity!

So many of the obstacles we face feel like anything but our purpose. From annoying to unjust to unexplainable, life’s challenges are often the enemy, to be dealt with and destroyed so we can get on with the life we want, the one we’ve planned.

And even when we fail in that effort, we may find peace once we accept the reality. We may even make the best of the situation and strive to live fully despite the unwanted circumstances.

But what if we looked at the obstacle as a discovery zone for our purpose?

To be honest, I’m not sure I’m that highly evolved yet. To think my purpose could come from my paralysis or my daughter’s autism or my brother’s young death is a stretch for me.

But Stachel’s comment still lingers.

And inspires.

How about you? Does that statement challenge you? Have you experienced an obstacle that has revealed your purpose? Tell me about it. I’d love to know.

My best – always,

Becky  (Nana B)

P.S. I can’t believe it but yesterday my book had her first birthday! What a year it has been. Thanks for your support and encouragement, especially on last week’s “#1” Amazon ranking—that lasted 12 hours! (Thank heavens I have a screenshot of it!) I’m beyond grateful, though. It’s discounted once again at $.55 for the eBook version. And at last check, we had 68 reviews. Always grateful for those, too. Thank you so much for being with me on this journey. Let’s see what’s next!

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