keep pushing


I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

-Thomas A. Edison


If a little seedling  can manage to grow through cement, why can’t you do the same with your difficult  circumstances? The world worships at the feet of the God of success, but what do we do with failure and catastrophe? Rather than meet these challenges with a smile, We crumble and fade from them. When you’re going through a hard time keep smiling. Make people wonder where  that smile came from, and how it got there. Meet life dancing with your hand in the air rather than lying down. Imagine what you’d do if the floor was pulled out from beneath you, because that’s what happened to me actually! In one fell swoop, I lost my high paying job, my apartment, a significant other, and my left arm and leg were paralyzed. I went to bed expecting to go to work and then home to New York City, but instead woke up in a Hospital back where I started with even less than I had   as a child. In this situation you can either give  up  and fall into the arms of a suicidal depression or   get up  even when you don’t feel like it. Despite my desire to bury myself under the covers in my bed,  I  forced myself  to get up and go to rehab every week. Because, regardless of how I felt, life wasn’t going to hand  progress over to me  I had to push back to achieve it. I can assure you , that if I can  do it, so can you! Just as trout swim miles upstream to spawn, sometimes  we find ourselves swimming upstream as well.  Perhaps  we aren’t swimming upstream to spawn, but  our reasons are not so different from the trouts. That reason is simple,  both of us are swimming towards  Life and not away.

God speed!


0 comment on keep pushing

  1. Steven Dooey
    February 4, 2016 at 10:19 pm (7 years ago)

    Thanks for sharing, really inspiring!

    • Leah
      February 4, 2016 at 10:53 pm (7 years ago)

      Your very welcome Steven!Thank you for commenting, not enough people do. I also checked out your blog, I like it! We need more people in the World that are a positive force like you.💗

      • Steven Dooey
        February 4, 2016 at 11:22 pm (7 years ago)

        Thanks so much for the kind words, right back at ya! 🙂

      • Leah
        February 4, 2016 at 11:38 pm (7 years ago)

        Ah, I love when the internet produces some awesomeness, such as bringing us Bloggers together.😉

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