"Stretching leads to growth. Growth is frequently painful. But growth is the only evidence of life." ~ John Henry Newman
While reading about the physical therapy a young boy went thru after being burned over 100% of his body, I literally became overwhelmed physically. As he described his own pain/tears and the pain/tears of his therapists I became overwhelmed emotionally.
Here's a quote from his book about the motivation and lessons learned from physical therapy:
The therapists knew that stretching is never easy. It's unwanted. It's painful. It's hard on all parties involved and in all facets of life. It's not pleasant to be stretched and it's not pleasurable to stretch others. Yet the pain of today unveils the possibility of tomorrow.
Highly recommend another "one sitting" book = "On Fire" by John O'Leary.
Stretch yourself today. Repeat these 🍏Three Little Words🍏 all day ... while eating, while resting, while talking, while listening, while exercising and while doing nothing and everything.
Stretch your muscles and your mind.
Stretch your limits.
Stretch your heart.
Stretch out your walk.
Stretch your soul and your smile.
It's the only way to grow.