Resilient…

Resilient…

Esteem
We all go through things. It is what you do in the midst of a storm that highlights who you really are.  It is easy to be calm when the sun is shining, it is infinitely harder to retain that same fortitude when you are caught out in a downpour with no umbrella. Life can be a tumultuous tornado, wracking havoc on all of our plans. Laying waste to a foundation we thought was solid. Shining a spotlight on our vulnerability. In those moments when we find ourselves broken we become truly acquainted with our strength. We realize just how much we are capable of. We keep going. Sometimes smiling, sometimes crying, often both at the same time, we continue. Being broken doesn't equate to uselessness. It is an opportunity…
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A season of contemplation…

Esteem
As I sit here watching the leaves fall, contemplating the end of a season and the ushering in of the next; As the days shorten and darkness reaches across my yard while picking my kids up from school, I give stock to my life. Fall tends to be the season of thoughtfulness.  A beautiful lull as nature prepares for hibernation.  This is the perfect time to reflect.  Now is the time to look at ones accomplishments and goals and make plans. No New Year Resolutions but Now Determinations. As each leaf detaches itself and floats upon the breeze before settling upon the ground, I enumerate a goal achieved, an opportunity presented, a path yet trodden.  So I urge you, take hold of that leaf, a symbolism of opportunity, as it flutters…
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