When an oyster is hit with trauma –

a foreign body that invades the sheltered life it lives in it’s safe shell, it takes action.

It builds upon that painful intrusion in it’s life,
adding layer upon layer of iridescence, until it creates a pearl.
An object valued for it’s depth of beauty.
The pearl is the beautiful hope borne out of the oyster’s pain

Just like the pearl, we can be inspired to take action in our own lives to create beauty and hope out of times that are traumatic and painful.
We can create something strong that will be admired by all we let see it,
for the depth of it’s many layers, and the beauty of it’s strength.
Whether it is illness, loss, pain, or trauma,
we can transform what life brings us and use it to move forward with wisdom and grace.

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