Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet.
Only through experience of trial and suffering
can the soul be strengthened,
and success achieved.
I really love this quote by Helen Keller. There really is so much truth to it. But lately, I feel like screaming...come on, my character is developing bruises, gimme a break! Enough already!
I really am searching for the silver lining in everything that has happened and hasn't happened...searching for reasons to be at peace, content, happy.
I feel like I am treading water and about to drown. Waves crashing. Threatening to drown my hope. So much I can't control. So much out of my hands. So what to do?
I make a choice. Again. A choice to cling. To hold on. I make that choice regardless of how I feel, or what I see around me. Keeping the faith. And I add to the list. Things I am thankful for.
576. celebrating father-in-law's 80 years
577. bags of groceries
578. cleansing tears
589. sweet words from husband
591. making cookies and fudge for oldest son
595. cheering for CHS swimmers