English: Fall Foliage Photography

English: Fall Foliage Photography (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I found this wonderful article on Tiny Buddha, one of my favorite inspirational websites. I think it speaks to anyone who has dealt with disappointment and depression. But many times when we lose something we don’t see that we have gained something else:

When Things Fall Apart: Breakdowns Can Create Breakthroughs

By Melissa Dinwiddie

“Breakdowns can create breakthroughs. Things fall apart so things can fall together.” ~Unknown

“I’m sorry,” the email said, “but our phone call left me feeling uncomfortable, and we’ve decided to work with someone else.”

I felt like I’d been punched in the gut. Even though I saw it coming. Even though I’d brought it on myself.

It was February 2010, and I didn’t have the money to pay my mortgage. My savings were gone, burned through in a misguided attempt to breathe life back into my ailing business by “throwing money at the problem.” Read more..