A Challenge

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“When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not ready.

The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.”

~ Paulo Coelho

I’ve decided that now is the time for me to accept this challenge and to stand up for what I believe in, and to not ignore it for fear of offending someone. They have no fear of offending me.

Tired

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“I’m tired, boss. Tired of being on the road, lonely as a sparrow in the rain. I’m tired of never having a buddy to be with, to tell me where we’s going to, coming from or why. Mostly, I’m tired of people being ugly to each other. I’m tired of all the pain I feel and hear in the world every day. There’s too much of it. It’s like pieces of glass in my head, all the time… Can you understand?” ~ Green Mile

Children

“Children are a burden to a mother, but not the way a heavy box is to a mule. Our children weigh hard on my heart, and thinking about them growing up honest and healthy, or just growing up at all, makes a load in my chest that is bigger than the safe at the bank, and more valuable to me than all the gold inside it.”

~ These Is My Words: The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine 1881 -1901, Arizona Territories by Nancy E. Turner

Holding On and Letting Go

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Holding On and Letting Go

Sounds counter intuitive, doesn’t it?

But you hold on to hope. You hold on to strength. You hold on to dreams. You hold on to lessons. You hold on to memories. You hold on to tomorrow.

You let go of guilt. You let go of fear. You let go of hate. You let go of mistakes. You let go of yesterday.