Broken Wings Can Be Repaired

Having the faith to mend your wings and fly again takes courage, but it’s worth the uncertainty.

As you may have heard, the east coast was hit with quite the storm last Friday. A “nor’easter” hit Boston, causing crazy winds, rain, high tides, and flooding.

That day I noticed a fairy on the front porch had fallen on the ground and broke its wings. My landlord, a very mystical and kind soul, has symbolic decor sprinkled around the front yard, from balanced rocks to a fairy on a tree swing (which also fell from the wind). I brought the little fairy inside and texted him, saying I found her on the steps with broken wings, but she’s safe on the front table so she can get her wings glued back on.

His response:

“As you know we will put her wings back on so she can feel like she can fly. She may inspire others but most importantly, she takes care of herself before anything else.”

Somehow I had a feeling he wasn’t just referring to the fairy.

We all have our challenges, and the people closest to me- from people I work with to my neighbors and friends- know I’ve had my share of challenges. They also know that I’ve brushed myself off and gotten back up. No matter how dark some of my days have been, I’ve somehow been able to see the light at the end of the tunnel; a light that keeps me going, even when I don’t know what the outcome will be.

Having the faith to mend your wings and fly again takes courage, but it’s worth the uncertainty. Sometimes we wonder, “can I still fly?” The answer is- yes. After falling, your wings are stronger than ever- but you need to take care of yourself first before you can help others fly.

Broken wings can be repaired, but remember to take it easy. We can’t be hard on ourselves for our failures or mistakes. The struggles will help bring gratitude for the surprises and gifts in your life- which is exactly how I have been feeling lately. When I focus on how far I’ve come and how much I have to look forward to, my life continues to flow and abundance continues to pour in.

Once you invest in yourself, other people will invest in you, too- so put some extra glue on your wings, take a chance, and remember all the things you have to be thankful for. There’s always a calm after the storm.

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