A Simple Example of Redeeming What’s Been Broken

Mike Foster

I love music. And I love pianist Nils Frahm.

Recently, Nils broke his thumb. Which is really bad news for a professional pianist.

He had shows to do. Commitments to fulfill. Projects to complete. And now a much needed thumb was broken and in a cast.

So for a few days he felt pathetic. He spent a couple more days of feeling sorry for himself. He had the right to be down in the dumps about this whole situation.

But Nils decided to do something unexpected … he began to write some piano songs. Against his Doctors orders, Nils composed 9 beautiful piano solos with his 9 working fingers. Minus the broken thumb of course. (You can listen to what he created here. It’s awesome!)

The lesson for us all: Take what you got (even if it’s broke) and make something beautiful.

Mike Foster

Mike Foster

This is a post by Mike Foster, one of the Storyline Contributors. Mike is the Co-Founder of People of the Second Chance (www.SecondChance.org) and the author of an innovative small group study called "Freeway: A Not-So-Perfect Guide To Freedom." Make sure to follow along on Twitter (@mikefoster) for regular updates. To read more of his posts on the Storyline Blog, click here.