In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.
One of the ways in which I volunteer is to create spiritual care postcards for Paul’s work at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. This quotation is on one of those cards. It speaks of resilience, offers a metaphor to draw on when times are difficult, the capacity to visualize and image such as this which brings inspiration and hope. It is not always easy to have the energy to push right back when times are darkest but this quotation gives hope. Paul works with many different people in hospital, some will have faith, others not, having images and quotations that are accessible for those of religious faith or not facilitates the offering of spiritual care to all.