“Bad things do happen;— Walter Anderson
how I respond to them
defines my character
and the quality of my life.
I can choose to sit
in perpetual sadness,
immobilized by the gravity of my loss,
or I can choose to rise from the pain and
treasure the most precious gift I have
– life itself.
“You may write me down in history— Maya Angelou
with your bitter, twisted lines.
You may trod me in the very dirt,
but still, like dust, I’ll rise.”
“In spite of everything I shall rise again:— Vincent Van Gogh
I will take up my pencil,
which I have forsaken
in my great discouragement,
and I will go on with my drawing.”
Today’s MotD inspires us to rise, and then rise again. We are all meant to soar despite (and maybe even because of) whatever obstacles that seem to be in our way, many of which we created ourselves due to our fears, disappointments, and rejections.
If we could see these obstacles more as guideposts pointing out what needs to be addressed and what needs to be released, we could more readily go with the flow of our flight.
“Let me rise above my fear and— Maiah
soar like the one I am meant to be.”
The Mandala Lady
btw, started with this…