Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live my friend. I am happy to see that you decided to stop by to visit with me. Thank you. During the past week or so I have felt as though my creativity had burned out for Second Chance to Live. Like Forrest in the movie Forrest Gump who kept running and running and running until he decided that he no longer wanted to run and said, “I guess I will go home ”, I found myself at a similar crossroad.
Like Forrest in a metaphorical way, I wonder whether what I was going to keep running with Second Chance to Live. I wondered whether I was going to continue on with Second Chance to Live or whether I was going to pursue another venue to use my gifts, talents and abilities. I wondered if Second Chance to Live served it’s purpose after writing 916 articles and creating 66 video presentations for You Tube.
And then I thought about several quotes that I have shared with you my readers on many occasions.
“If you advance confidently in the direction of your dreams and endeavor to live the life that you have imagined…you will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” Henry David Thoreau
“Insist on yourself, never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life’s cultivation; but the adopted talent of another you only have an extemporaneous half-possession…Do that which is assigned to you, and you can not hope too much or dare too much.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
And then I thought about a quote that was shared widely when Steve Jobs of Apple passed away.
“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
And then I remembered that although I may feel as though I am one of the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the trouble makers and the round pegs in square holes I need to stay committed to my mission and vision. I need to stay committed to encouraging people to not give up on their process, a loving God or themselves. I need to stay committed to the footwork and trust a loving God with the outcomes.
I need to stay committed to my vision of instilling hope.
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