Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow." --Mary Anne Radmacher
I stopped to absorb the meaning of the above statement. The encouragement moved across the table, at our GriefShare meetings, is an acknowledgement of everyone's courage. For some individuals, just getting out of bed after the death of a loved one takes courage. Coming out of a comfort zone to attend a GriefShare meeting with people you don't know is a big step. Starting up a new friendship, knowing that death is always a possibility and hurt may again follow, is frightening. To actually re-marry after the death of a spouse, is a big life changing step. Moving ahead with life; taking a risk; putting yourself on the line;stepping out of your comfort zone and then hitting a devastating disaster; will bring you to your knees. This can and does happen to people. This is "Life".
I was there every step of the way, living this, looking for hope, feeling crushed all over again. How would I ever recover now; when it appeared everything was lost, again. I am moving forward slowly but steadily in God's time. "In God's time," That is the hardest thing to work with. When we learn that there is a reason for these happenings, it helps to understand but doesn't make it any easier. I have discovered some wisdom that comes with age.
As I was growing up, my parents always displayed a giving & helping attitude. We were always going to help others from church, the neighborhood or family. Nothing has changed in my life except people have come and gone. Now our daughter Christa continues the with the same attitude and reaches out to help.
For myself and many others: it could be the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow." Please encourage those you know or don't know, young and old to keep on keeping on so they all will try again tomorrow. Acknowledge courage in any situation for young and old, it will make a big difference and the cost is zero.
Have a great day in the Lord,
your sister in Christ Maryanne