“How did you fracture your thumb?!”
“I was playing soccer, then I fell and my thumb turned the other way, then they brought me to hospital, and the x-ray show that it was fractured.”
“Wow.” I couldn’t stop staring at the thick cast around his hand and wrist.
“Cher, I have the picture of the X-Ray, wanna see?!”
“What? No! No, please keep your x-ray. I do not. I do not want to see your fracture! And please take care of yourself!”
The friend, watching with amusement nearby, quipped:
“Cher, he level up!”
Though I looked at them in great amusement at that moment, on hindsight, isn’t what the boy said true?
Everything adversity, every challenge, everything that doesn’t kill us, DOES help us to “level up”. We learn from experiences, we become stronger, more matured, more resilient. Just because we have not hit the next “level” does not mean that we are not on the way there.
Just another day when I learn from those I supposedly teach.