To be strong in the Lord and in our own right, is a decision. My decision today is to stand up to whatever comes at me. To be thankful for the lesson in the challenges, the joy on the mountain top and the strength gained on trudging up the side of the mountain leading to the summit.
Today I am so grateful and thankful for all the wonderful family and friends God has surrounded me with. I accept all the help He sends my way. I will walk through the difficulties of today with gratitude for my life and all the help God gives me freely without keeping a ledger.
I will keep my chin up, catch the rain on my tongue to keep me hydrated. I will look through the mud on my face for it's healing properties. Especially when things get rough, and they will, I'll try to internalize the lesson in the sharp edges.
This morning, the start of a new day, I'll fantasize freedom to fail, to grow, to climb to the next summit. I'll allow myself to accept all the help that comes my way because none of us are in this alone. AMEN!