An alternate meaning for "Burned out" that can be a source of strength

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by nerfherder, Apr 16, 2013.

  1. nerfherder

    nerfherder Active Member

    After the meeting I was "chatting" with a friend, getting him caught up on what's going on in my life with Kiddo. After whining about how perfect and functional I'm not and haven't been lately, he stated something that nearly made me cry.

    You've been in a refining fire for almost 2 decades. Look at who was, look at who is, and look in your dreams for glimpses of She Who Is Yet To Be.

    A refining fire. Something that burns off the dross, and leaves us stronger, purer, not shot through with weakening impurities or inclusions.

    That's a meaning for "Burned Out" that I think I can live with.
  2. InsaneCdn

    InsaneCdn Well-Known Member

    Thanks... needed that.
  3. Liahona

    Liahona Guest


    feeling rather the other kind of burned out lately.
  4. recoveringenabler

    recoveringenabler Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Well said Nerf, thank you. I can hear in your words how that refining fire has lifted you out of the ordinary and infused you with grace, compassion and humor............ which you bring to all of us..........
  5. Bunny

    Bunny Active Member

    Me, too, but I will try to remember this meaning.