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Moments of Reality 

I’m sure you’ve had your share of ups and downs. I’ve had them, too. Don’t worry. I’ve come to know them a bit more over the years. Safely put, we all have them, and we all feel the bite of reality sooner or later. Me, I’ve been bitten plenty of times. If these kinds of bites actually left marks, I guess I’d look like one of those comic book villains who look like they came out of a meat grinder. But the marks that reality leaves on us usually run deeper. In fact, unlike physical scars that either can heal or, with modern cosmetics, be erased altogether the emotional, and mental scars stay with you for life.

Reality Bites, Reality Kisses

But, even if there are painful memories that plague us all, there’s always the other side of the coin. If reality can leave deep wounds in your heart and soul, it also can take your breath away with some of the greatest events of your life, from the moment you take your vow to that person who’ll be your companion for the remainder of your life to the moment your son or daughter is brought into the world. Then there’s also the honor of seeing them grow up and reach their full potential.

Every Moment Counts

Yes, life is hard, and it can sometimes be a challenge just to find the will to live on in the face of all our troubles. But remember, we always fall as we learn to walk. We’re scarred by the simple acts of learning to stand on our own, yet still we force ourselves to stand. It’s what we do in the face of adversity that defines us, not adversity itself. Scars both literally and physically are a part of life, but it’s how we figure out how to live and learn from them that make us who we are. Another way of saying it is like this, it’s not about pain we experience in these moments, but rather how we respond to it; these moments are sacred.

Get up and Live Life

How many times have you fallen in your life and after picking yourself up how many times have you had to face the same challenge yet again?

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Matt Knisely

Matt Knisely is an Emmy Award–winning visual storyteller, creative director, and author who loves telling stories of the extraordinary. Make sure you check out his book Framing Faith, it helps connect the seemingly unconnected, see the beauty right in front of us, and revealing how to be present in the moment.

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