The Sign Said “Perseverance”
I was with a group of new friends, celebrating the New Year in Chesapeake Beach, Maryland, at a resort by the docks where fishing boats are anchored. As we were leaving, we got into the parked car and noticed that the sign for the boat dock in front of the car said, “Perseverance.”
Now, clearly “Perseverance” was the name of the boat, but one of the men in the car said, “It’s a sign – that’s our sign for the New Year – Perseverance.”
I loved it! How awesome is that to receive a reminder to begin a New Year with the attitude of perseverance?!
So often, we work towards our hopes and dreams but then give up along the way because we haven’t achieved them yet, and despair of figuring out how to achieve them. How often life gets hard and throws some obstacles in our way, and we just give up, rather than engaging in the mentally, emotionally, and often physically hard work of overcoming those obstacles.
If life were meant to be easy, it would be. And when life is meant to be easy, it is.
One of life’s secrets is that life becomes easier when we stop resisting the challenges and instead welcome them as new projects, clearly sent to us to help us on our journeys in some way. Life becomes smoother and flows more readily when we learn to go with the flow as well as creating the flow through faith and trust, as well as through gratitude and general positivity.
So, in this New Year, let’s persevere! First, we need to decide in what ways or in what areas of our lives we would like to or need to persevere. Do we need to persevere in believing a relationship will get better? Do we need to persevere in learning some new skill or area of expertise? Do we need to persevere in our career plans or commitments, despite the challenges arising and seemingly “getting in our way”?
In what area of your life would you like to persevere all the way to successfully accomplishing or living what you would like to accomplish or live? What are your dreams that are going to require a little, or a lot of perseverance?
This year, may perseverance lead the way to making all our dreams come true!
Love and Light,
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