This morning I"m giving a workshop on hope. They asked that for part of it, I share my story. In thinking about about what I'm going to say, I remember that determination, that fight to not give up, even when everything screamed inside, 'there's no point.'
I realize now I'm like that in everything. If there's something I want bad enough, I just keep swimming, keep trying, keep pushing forward. I'm grateful for,
-that inner fight that keeps me in the ring, that won't let me give in to fears and doubts. I used to think I was just dumb and stubborn for holding on and fighting so long, but now, I realize it's a definite gift.
-having survived the past with all it's awful stuff - I'm grateful that I came through it and can tell others to hold on, b/c things change. I'm proof.
-the determination and fight in the many courgeous women I meet in the groups and workshops. They inspire me. They make my heart sing and give me even more fight to live freer.
-All you guys. Reading about your struggles, your battles, your determination to overcome the tough stuff, activates that fighter instinct in me even more.
-Mostly that He's fighting with me and He always wins. Because He's a winner, I'm a winner. I like that.
Happy Thursday, Guys. Hope it shines for you.