Ripples #764: Persist!
For our tribe of busy people who believe in
unleashing Ripples of compassion & kindness: uRock!
6 Jan 2014
We are made to persist.
That’s how we find out who we are.
-Tobias Wolff, shared by Mark in San Diego, CA
And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.
-Haruki Murakami, shared by Gwen in Coeur d’Alene, ID
Several of my buddies are facing challenges this week and I had them on my mind as I sat down to craft this week’s issue. On our best days we know that it is the “big stuff” that allows us to stretch and grow and expand our possibilities even if at first it can seem like “too much, too fast, too soon.” But of course when the storms set it, we sometimes forget that we are made of pretty tough stuff, and that over the course of our lives we’ve attracted remarkable people who can help us when necessary.
I’ve said this a few times lately, but it is worth repeating every so often: sometimes it is necessary to pause and catch our breaths when things get really blechy, but eventually there comes a time when we have to pop up and find the right way to move forward.
Hang in there, friend…you’ve got this.