Tuesday, August 24, 2010

What is Courage?

Courage doesn't always roar.  Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow.  ~Mary Anne Radmacher

I heard that quotation a couple of months ago, and I've thought of it many times since.  Does it not take courage every single day to be a mother?

Our Question of the Week right now is, "How Do You Handle a Case of "I'm a Bad-Mom" itis?  And the more I get to know moms...I mean REALLY get to know them, the more I see that we all have the same challenges.  

We love our families, but we're also consistently struggling to be the women we want to be--which brings up another thought I heard in a recent podcast:

"For struggling is not only the key that unlocks the storehouse to knowledge, but plants a man's feet firmly in the path that leads to great achievement.  There is no other way to reach the heights where the victorious assemble."

I'm going to keep these thoughts in my mind today.  As I savor the "highs" and try to learn from the "lows,"  I know the struggle is what makes us strong, and if we don't achieve everything we hoped for today, then we'll just try again tomorrow!

1 comment:

  1. I cannot tell you how much I appreciated this post today. It is a little after midnight here and I can't sleep because I have been really, really stressed about some financial setbacks we are going through right now. And now I realize that I just need to calm down, and take one day at a time. All I have to do is just keep trying and not give up. I deserve that from myself, and my kids deserve it too.


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