Sunday, December 23, 2012

Rise Up

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."  - Confucius

Some days I think about all the times I have fallen or failed, how difficult it has been to get back up.
Today, I have thought about friends and family members, many of them have fallen, stumbled and with great effort risen again.

I know there are times when you fall so often, you begin to think what's the use.......but it is the falling, the scarring, the bruising that defines us.....and each time we rise up, we're stronger because we know we can get back up.  It takes strength, courage, determination, faith and sometimes just plain old grit to get up after a fall.....but better to struggle and finally stand, than to lie down and wallow.

If it is one of those fallen times in your life, don't throw up your hands and give up.......take some time to reflect, to think it through. Ask for help if you need it, pray if you need to, cry if it helps......but remember that once you stand back up, you're wiser and stronger.  I think we all fear falling ( emotionally and physically) but watch a baby take its first steps......there are many falls, and tears.....but there is nothing but joy, once that child stands strong and walks.

Don't fret about the fall, just remember to rise up!

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