DAY 1: Damage does not mean broken.

Webster’s defines damage as causing harm or to cause problems in or for something. It also defines broken as shattered or fractured. Fixed is defined as being whole or able to work properly again. In life we are faced with many obstacles and those obstacle help shape us into the individuals we are today. Everyone regardless of age, gender, height, race, social status, and orientation has been through something. We all are “damaged” however just because we are damaged, it does not mean we have no other purpose. Just because we are damaged does not mean we are broken. We have the capacity and the capability to be fixed, just like your car or your favorite pair of jeans. Your car may have a dent or a flat tire but it can still be repaired. Your jeans may have a hole in them but all it takes is patience and thread. If your car is a little damaged or your jeans are a little torn, it doesn’t mean you’re going to throw them away; most likely you’re going to fix them. These items are just like the human heart and soul, you feel a little damaged or have scrapes and bruises but you have the ability to be healed. There are certain things that we must go through while on this Earth and those things only make us stronger. We have the power to pick ourselves up after being pushed down or clean ourselves off after dirt has been thrown on us. You have been through a lot but it doesn’t mean you’re done. The things in your life that has caused you to be damaged, hurt, or sad have not broken you. You can still be fixed. Damage does not mean broken.