Someone recently told me they found my blog searching retinitis pigmentosa + hope. I recall attending conferences on the research of retinitis pigmentosa and that would of meant hope in a treatment soon. Today I recognize to me it means incorporating hope, joy, positivity with a degenerative, changing health condition. I feel much hope as I continue to go through the adjustments and learning new skills.
Challenges mold me, they do not make me. Praise encourages me, my own intentions inspire me. Successes spur me on but it is the reward of perseverance that satisfies me. Lack may assail me yet understanding 'enough' assuages my hunger. Criticism may knock but I choose whether to open the door. Abundance showers me and generosity lights the path. Pain may permeate but hope prevails. As long as I'm breathing, I'm living, all the way, my way, beginning fresh each day. I may have a stare-down with dawn, but I hear the Great Voice say, Life begins when you do.
Mary Anne Radmacher
Another quote by Mary Anne Radmacher - Courage does not always roar. Sometimes it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, I will try again tomorrow.
Many I know right now are going through hard times ... sending love and honoring your courage to try again tomorrow.
5K run this morning in good time. Ah, grateful for a healthy body and a friend that are allowing me this journey.