When my friend, Derek, was home for Spring break, he enlisted my help with a project he was working on. He wanted to make some inspirational plaques with a saying that was important to him. He asked if I could make a stencil for him. Impressed with his determination, I agreed to help. Without too much trouble I cut a stencil for him and with the remaining letters, I made my own inspirational project. It holds a great reminder for anyone; I have particularly appreciated its wisdom recently.
Perhaps I am the only one that faces life this way, but I think I really am in good company. I hope it is a universal tendency and that I am not the only one that lives doubting my own abilities and fearing the challenges waiting down the road.
With this reminder that 'I can do hard things' firmly in my mind, I am determined to move forward, to conquer the challenges that lie before me, and most importantly, those that lie within me.
I am thankful for a circle of supporters, my loving family and my caring friends. A dear friend from my youth recently reminded me that it is within difficulties that opportunities arise. I am going to be looking for those opportunities. I am going to find the strength within myself that I know is there; it has been proven by the past, and it will not let me down now. Often the true test lies in the leap of faith.