Courage as the sun sets…

Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.   — Harper Lee, 1926–2016

The sun sets on another day….

There are so many choices in life that weigh on us, yes us. Depending on your denomination there are many who feel that decisions are sometimes made for us, or we are guided, but in the end most religions focus on free will, and in that we have the will to make decisions. Sometimes we are faced with an incredibly hard decision, one that will be a pivot point in our life and may make us better, take something away that is precious, find a new path, or rediscover an old path. Sometimes our decisions are not of consequence, but the results can be more difficult to understand.

So let’s walk up a hill together. We are standing atop the hill, either alone or with someone. There are choices before us. Some are easy, some are hard and will be filled with pain. In the end both will yield fruit. How do we choose? I have been on this hill many times. Most of the time I have been alone or “Physically alone” and only some times have I been with others. I feel I have chosen right sometimes, and very poorly others. There are times when I should have stayed the course, and times I should have fought harder, and been more determined, with more passion. (Hard to fathom but true)

When you are asked a question on which choice you will make, the answer that comes is hopefully the one from the heart. Those decisions may be impossible, but it may well be the right thing to do. Now, I am sure there will be a lot of people who read this that can tag on a lot of items that show we are guided and should let things just happen, but I feel we have to understand what “guided” means. When you guide your child on their bike, they are free to go whichever direction they need to go, and that might be the right way, or it may be into the ground. Guidance gives options, but does not dictate.

So as the sun sets on another day, grab your courage and feel the power you have to make your life complete, remember sometimes it is right to face pain, defeat, and failure, so we can feel fulfilled and achieve success (eventually). Remember to drive yourself to the pathway necessary for success and happiness, no matter what…


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