There are so many lessons from our childhoods that guide us and encourage us to do the right thing. Prompters like The Golden Rule or turn the other cheek or Mother Teresa’s poem Anyway along with a host of other pointers, nudge us towards making good choices in life.
One of my favorite poems is If by Rudyard Kipling which reminds me to keep my head when everyone else is losing theirs and blaming it on me. Many lines have been written to help us to keep on forging ahead and remember that”when the going gets tough, the tough get going.” Winston Churchill, who saw two World Wars, penned, “If you are going through hell, keep going.”
All of those sayings have stood the test of time and are still true today. We must strive to maintain a level of peace and poise during the challenging times. When we get to the other side, there will be a light-filled zone and the occasion for a victory dance.
Good choices, silver linings, happy outcomes along with a good reputation will be intact. All of those wondrous things will show up to embrace us with loving arms of comfort. We simply must hold on and hold out and the fresh, open windows of opportunity will surely breeze our way.
Lynn M. May 22, 2016