do you ever just go into a bookstore and read whatever books catch your eye? I would have to say that is something I enjoy and the other day as I walked past book after book- I picked one up that caught my eye and turning to a page, landed on the perfect, much needed passage (don’t you love when that happens) and through this short paragraph, it was exactly what I needed to hear
“I was giving up, I would have given up if a voice hadn’t made itself heard in my heart. the voice said ‘I will not die, I refuse it. I will make it through this nightmare. and despite how great they are, I will beat the odds. I have survived so far miracusously and now I will turn miracles into routine. The amazing will be seen everyday. I will put in all the hardwork necessary. Yes, so long as God is with me, I will not die….I discovered in that moment the fierve will to live. Some of us give up on life with only a resigned sigh-others fight a little and then lose hope. Then others- and I am one of them-that never give up. We fight and fight no matter the cost of the battle or the losses we will take, or the improbability of success. It is something consitutional, an inability to let go” –the life of pi by yann martel
My heart has been wanting to show others that there is still hope within this world-and I desperatly want those who are losing sight of it to regain their passion to live-and be reminded of how truly value not only their lives are but themselves as people. If I could add onto Yann’s paragraph it would be this:
“an inability to surrender to something in which we do have the power to overcome and conqure. whatever I go through, I am the only person capable of giving it the power to either destroy me or for me to rise above it”
may you be reminded of the life you have – may you cherish it- embrace it- do the things you love for no one is stopping you but yourself. you are the only one who places limits- you are truly capable of all that in which you desire to do. enjoy your life- live it with love, passion, humility and kindness.