Thursday, February 23, 2012

Bee-Inspired: Thoughtful Thursday

From the Beliefnet site (and blogging from my iPhone for the first time ever)... I've had this saved and wanted to share for those mommies and daddies, even grandmothers & grandfathers or other loved ones alike, who have been touched by a diagnosis of hydranencephaly for a little one in their life. Sometimes circumstances become so overwhelming that you begin to feel yourself as failing... Tie a knot, hang on to HOPE, and never stop believing in the impossible:

Courage Does Not Always Roar

Do you have what it takes to deal with adversity?

How do you cope with doubts, fears and disappointments?

What inspires you to try again tomorrow?

When we think about courage, it's usually stories of heroism that come to mind. But for most of us, courage comes in a very different way. It's a quiet voice that gives us the strength to go on for another day, sometimes in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.

Author Bobi Seredich understands first-hand what it takes to deal with adversity. She's a cancer survivor who has overcome a number of struggles in her own life. In her book, Courage Does Not Always Roar, you'll find encouraging stories about people just like you, who have found the courage to move forward and face another day.

Today we'd like to share a poem from the book by Paula Fox. Enjoy!

From Courage Does Not Always Roar
by Bobi Seredich

When life gets you down and the problems you face are certainly more than your share...

When you run out of strength and you want to give up because it's just too much to bear...

I want to remind you, my precious friend, that you have what it takes inside...

extraordinary courage that may not ROAR but it doesn't cower and hide.

It's the quiet voice inside you that says,
"Tomorrow I'll try again."

It's the courage to keep on going...
to see things through to the end.

You are not defined by this moment in time, you are not what has happened to you.

It's the way that you choose to respond that matters and what you decide to do.

Courage is not the absence of fear,
but a powerful choice we make.

It's the choice to move forward with PURPOSE and joy, regardless of what it takes.

It's the courage that's found in ordinary women who are HEROES in their own way...

exhibiting strength and fortitude in life's challenges every day...

Valiant women of exceptional courage
with enduring power to cope...

taking each problem one day at a time
and never giving up HOPE.

These brave-hearted women have great resilience and they lift each other as well...

bonded by a common understanding
each with a story to tell.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, when the going gets rough we have to hang on to hope, as it's all that is left sometimes...
    and just wait and see what tomorrow brings.
    Thanks for saving and sharing this Alicia. I really like the love knot too! :)


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