Author Mandy Hale said, “A strong woman accepts both compliments and criticism graciously, knowing that it takes both sunshine and rain for a flower to grow.”  

So many of our biggest accomplishments come after we pull ourselves out of the gutter.  We are disappointed or upset or unhappy so we take action and that starts the ball rolling in a direction that allows us meet a milestone.

Criticism is a tool that helps us become who we were truly meant to be.  We must embrace it and learn its lessons.

Mandy Hale also said, “Trust the wait.  Embrace the uncertainty.  Enjoy the beauty of becoming.  When nothing is certain, everything is possible.”

Let’s start the day open to the possibilities.  Listening to the messages, both good and bad, that will help us decide whether to turn right or left at the next crossroads.  It takes both sunshine and rain for our flower to grow.