“Above all, don’t fear difficult moments. The best comes from them.” – Rita Levi-Montalcini
Another school year has ended. The rhythm of our lives has thankfully slowed to a reasonable pace. There is no 5:45 am wake time for my boys, at least for a few months. There are no backpacks loaded with textbooks, worn pencils, tattered erasers. I have no need for brown paper bags and the myriad of foods I stuff into them for lunches. It’s a welcome summer break.
This year, many friends’ sons and daughters have graduated from high school. My oldest son is entering his senior year. And there are so many things to say, to instill. For me, these three are at the top:
- Stay true to yourself.
- Hold on to your dreams.
- Don’t ever give up.
Because difficult moments will come…
10 Reasons to Have Faith through Difficult Moments
“We are made to persist. That’s how we find out who we are.” – Tobias Wolff
“All endings are also beginnings, we just don’t know it at the time.” – Mitch Albom
“When we lose one blessing, another is often most unexpectedly given in its place.” – C.S. Lewis
“Be like the bird that, passing on her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, knowing that she hath wings.” – Victor Hugo
“Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” – Shel Silverstein
“I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.” – Louisa May Alcott
“The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next.” – Mignon McLaughlin
“To have faith is to have wings.” – J.M. Barrie
“Faith is the centerpiece of a connected life. It allows us to live by the grace of invisible strands.” – Terry Tempest Williams
“Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.” – Voltaire
Congratulations to all graduates this May and June! May you always remember to keep the faith.