There is hope
“People, I have discovered, are layers
and layers of secrets. You believe you know them,
that you understand them, but their motives are always
hidden from you, buried in their own hearts. You will never
know them, but sometimes you decide to trust them.”
– Veronica Roth
The biggest lie in all the world: “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” The biggest truth: WEAPONS
Some old-timers residing on the Outer Banks of North Carolina see a hurricane coming, and they board up the windows and doors and then leave. Other brave souls stake their claim on the land and stay to face the storm. Occasionally the storm destroys them, but more often they come out resilient, strong, and even better prepared for the next one. They live here knowing storms will come, and yet they are not afraid.
What marriage does not have its storms? It’s not the battle that matters, but whether you choose to fight or flee.
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Note to self: There is purpose in the struggle. Embrace it.
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Struggle allows us to ponder the direction of our lives. If we never reflect, we forget to challenge ourselves to be better. I hadn’t realized what struggle does to our character until I was listening to a podcast about the subject. It was Joe Rogan who pointed out something profound, something I hadn’t thought of before on the subject of struggle.
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For too long
notes off key
but still there
knowing one day
harmony would grab hold
of the melody
creating a rhythm