i look back on my life and think of all the stupid things done ~ all the selfish acts, the words thrown like bricks, the indulgences, the laziness, the obsessions, the trivial hates ...
and sometimes it overwhelms.
But then ~ i think about the moments of courage I have witnessed, the acts of generosity, the beautiful creations ...
i remember ... and i draw strength from them.
thank you all.
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It is a hard thing to throw yourself out there into the winds ~ to be seen and judged. It is a hard thing to allow yourself to be tested. Because we might fail. And our society turns a hard eye on failure, don't it.
but ... courage is shown by those who stick themselves out anyway.
and though the path is difficult,
and often jagged ...
there are rewards.