Sunday, March 13, 2016

The Most Beautiful People are Often Those Who Have Suffered the Greatest

Dana Goodman is a published author, grief counselor and inspirational speaker.  Her memoir is entitled, In the Cleft, Joy Comes in the Mourning, which won top novel at the Wildsound Writing Festival.

Dana's life was hard and unpredictable.  No mother should have to bury her 13-year-old son, at the same time her husband and mother-in-law died.  

Yet, Dana found love again and remarried.  Shortly after, her new husband was diagnosed with the same life-threatening cancer.  

It is one of the rarest cancers in the world and there have only been 200 known cases.  How could one woman lose three family members and yet, find her joy once again?

You will enjoy her interview as she shares how we often live in tension - beautiful and ugly mixing together like paint -- pain and joy kissing each other.  

Dana never thought it would be possible but somehow seeds of love and hope have spread like a tsunami in her life.  Pain has a way of being a lighthouse for others to find their way back to the shores of hope.

In the words of Elizabeth Kubler-Ross:
"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths....beautiful people do not just happen!"

Her story will inspire you and help you find hope when it seems like all hope is gone.

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