“It is the small doubts of timid souls that accomplish their ruin. It is the narrow vision, the fear and trembling hesitation, that constitute defeat.” ~Alice Foote MacDougall
The things we reach for or dream of can seem as far stretching as the ground to the heavens. However, that didn’t stop the tree did it? Think of the beauty and comfort humanity would have missed out on had the tree given up hope. Sometimes the longest mile is simply the first step. Sometimes the only obstacle standing in our way is ourselves. And sometimes the biggest fear is that we do not deserve the things we desire.
There are times in life we lose our way. We don’t realize what we long for is within reach. Or perhaps we know it’s possible but requires risk, a change in status quo. What appears elementary to one is a daunting task to another. Even though our heart tells us if we attempt this one thing it will put us nearer to the peace and happiness we yearn, we hesitate. Why? Because change is hard. It’s uncomfortable. There are no guarantees the choices we make will take us where we hope to end up. However, the one sure thing is staying put doesn’t get us any closer…
…and then there are those people who make us believe the tree really will reach its destination, and even if not exactly where planned, it will flourish. I’m not talking about the people who move mountains and lead revolutions, but those who stand up for themselves.
Stretch your limbs to the heavens and know you are the only one who can hold you back.
Surround yourself with people who love you enough to accept you for who you are.
Live your beautiful life with your heart guiding the way.
Embrace change for the gifts which accompany it.
Listen to the voice within to find your peace.