If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or, being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise;
If you can dream – and not make dreams your master;
If you can think – and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with triumph and disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn out tools;
“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” Eleanor Roosevelt
Today is a new day unlike any other. Today is not yesterday nor can it be tomorrow. Yesterday’s problems may have lingered into today but you’ve got a fresh shot at dealing with them. If for no other reason than this should we be glad to greet the sunrise each morning. I do admit that I’m not a morning person, so I’m still learning how to greet the sunrise myself, but as I get older each day seems to take on more significance and I feel the desire growing to make each day count.
Wife of FDR, Eleanor Roosevelt was often outspoken and an advocate for many. She was known for being active and involved in life with and without her husband. History tells us that her life, though active, was not without sadness or struggles. It could…
Many women are in abusive relationships behind closed doors and suffer in silence because they are afraid or have too much to lose if they walk away. If you are one of these women then this is for you. I know sometimes a man may threaten to take your kids or kill you if you leave him. You may even be stuck in the mud because you care too deeply about him to leave or care too much about the financial security or social standing that comes with being this person’s partner but self-preservation is key and many times abuse has escalated to manslaughter with the woman being the victim. Even if he doesn’t kill you, what happens to your self-respect, your peace of mind and your health? The scars he leaves are not always concealed with some makeup and clothing, many of them are emotional and linger far longer…
The song that I came to sing remains unsung to this day.
I have spent my days in stringing and in unstringing my instrument.
The time has not come true, the words have not been rightly set;
only there is the agony of wishing in my heart….
– Rabindranath Tagore
Floks, life is short yet a lot of us have been hypnotized into spending the best part of our days being busy just being busy. The things we ought to do are not done, our dreams are not being pursued. We are “stringing and unstringing our instruments”, waiting for the perfect day…which may never come because today is all we have.
You don’t have to be an athlete to live by this quote. Muhammad Ali was one of a kind but he had the foundation and mentality to drive him to success. In order to achieve something, you have to go through the hardships first. Suffering for a few years to get to your goal will be worth it for a lifetime of happiness and appreciation.