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Wonder: Answer your own S.O.S.

maxresdefault“We are sometimes taken into troubled waters not to drown, but to be cleansed.”

If you’ve ever been in a tough situation, one that seems impossible, unfair, and just too heavy, you may have said something like, “Why me?” I’ve been there so many times. It can sometimes feel like the ground is shifting far too much for far too long. All we want to do is catch a break and catch our breath.

It’s times like that when I think about this quote, and then I remember to float and learn. Some of my most powerful lessons have come from tough times, seemingly impossible times, when I couldn’t see a way up, out, over, or through. Those times have made me fearless and relentless. They’ve made me brave and strong. They’ve made me humble, grateful, empathic, and loving. And those are things that I wouldn’t trade for anything.

So let the tough times roll. And let the joy, the learning, and the grace surround you during all of your times—difficult and happy alike. The light returns, it always returns, if we remember to look and be open to its many shapes.

About Christa Avampato

I make a living in business and I make a life as a writer, artist, and yogi. I use my business and storytelling skills to build a better world. My first novel, Emerson Page and Where the Light Enters, will be published in the Fall of 2017 by Thumbkin Prints, a children's and YA imprint of Possibilities Publishing Co. My creative career has stretched across Capitol Hill, Broadway theatre, education, nonprofit fundraising, health and wellness, and Fortune 500 companies in retail, media, and financial services. In every experience, I have used my sense of and respect for elegant design to develop meaningful products, services, program, and events to help people live happier, healthier lives. A recovering multi-tasker, I am a proud alum of UPenn (BA) and the Darden School at UVA (MBA). When not in front of my Mac, I’m on my yoga mat, walking my rescue dog, Phineas, traveling with a purpose, or practicing the high-art of people watching. I am proud to New York City my home, and I've been called the happiest New Yorker by friends and strangers alike. They're right. Follow my adventures on Twitter at and Instagram at


One thought on “Wonder: Answer your own S.O.S.

  1. The image is really beautiful.😉


    Posted by Phoenix...o9 | February 21, 2016, 3:00 pm

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