Human Spirit Strong

You are stronger than you think, because you are a human being.

Mankind has overcome natural disasters, wars, tyranny, atrocities done by our own kind, and a massive list of other obstacles or difficulties.  However, the human spirit refused to surrender.  Humans continue surviving, regardless of the circumstances.

Don’t underestimate yourself or your power as a human being.  You are stronger than you think.

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Thoughts on Forgiveness

People will wrong you in life.  It may have been done by accident or the person may have done something to deliberately take advantage of you or harm you.

A willingness to forgive the wrong doer, can help you heal from the emotional harm done by the perpetrator.

However, forgiving is not the same as forgetting.

Once someone has deliberately deceived you or harmed you, do not trust them in the future.  To do so would only invite further deception.

Forgiveness may be freely given, but trust and respect must be earned.

Forgivness is also not an automatic pardon.  Forgiving someone does not take away the need for punishment or restitution, especially if a crime was committed.

Forgiveness is more about helping yourself heal, then it is about helping the other person.

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Our Town by Thornton Wilder

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I just finished reading “Our Town,” by Thornton Wilder.  There is a passage at the end of the play that really struck me.

Emily has died in childbirth and her spirit is wondering about.  She does not want to remain in her grave, but wishes to relive one day of her life.  Unfortunately, this proves to be so painful for her that she returns to her grave.  That’s when Simon Stimson says,

Yes, now you know.  Now you know!  That’s what it was to be alive.  To move about in a cloud of ignorance; to go up and down  trampling on the feeling of those…of those about you.  To spend and wast time as though you had a million years.  To be always at the mercy of one self-centered passion, or another.  Now know – that’s the happy existence you wanted to go back to.  Ignorance and blindness.

Life is short and we are often to busy to enjoy it.  Whatever you are doing today, take time to enjoy the moment.

 

My Personal Legend

This book is about a young man seeking his personal legend (following his dreams).

While I was reading the book, I spent a good deal of time thinking about my own personal legend.

I enjoy reading, traveling, and seeking out unique adventures.  I also enjoy writing about my adventures, my life, and my thoughts on various subjects.

At this point in my life, I am able to do all these things.  I feel like I am living my own personal legend.

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