Have you ever had a dream fall apart at the seams? Did it shatter into a million pieces?
Did a business fail?
Did a child become ill?
Was a job lost?
What makes it possible for some individuals to experience the worst the world can throw at them and come back…alllllll the way back to make something beautiful and new from their brokenness while others have their lives thrown off track forever?
I believe that hope keeps people afloat.
I believe that faith keeps people looking upward and outward.
I believe that tenacity, courage, and a healthy dose of stubbornness, not to mention a flat-out refusal to allow external chaos determine one’s fate, pushes people forward.
Regardless of your circumstances today, I encourage you to pick yourself up off of that hard floor and rise, like the Phoenix, from the ashes! Turn your hope into action. Rely on and put your faith in the One who gives us breath and allows us to open our eyes to each new day. Stiffen your spine, seek people who will encourage you (and kick your tush when necessary) and rid yourself of all negative influences.
Your original dream may have to be tweaked or a new dream envisioned but GET UP and dream anew!
Make a plan and work that plan!
Do it NOW!
“If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again.” –Flavia
“What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.” –Richard Bach