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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Survivors.

We are all human. We make mistakes, we screw up, and sometimes, we are left out in the cold with no answers and no certainty. We all wear bruises of different sorts, and our stories are all individually unique. We fight, we struggle, we laugh and we cry. At the end of the day, we are all survivors. How we choose to show that is another story entirely.

Do we take what we've been through and use that as a positive guide, or as a negative one? Experiences serve to teach us lessons in life. Getting through them is only half the battle... The aftermath is the rest of it. If we can survive through some of the most difficult and trying tests in life, why wouldn't we continue to survive beyond them? Rather than play the victim or the loser, why not continue being a survivor, and showing the world the strength that's carried you thus far?

We are defined by our experiences. We are also defined by how we react in the face of them. Our characters are molded by ourselves and how we respond to difficulties in our lives. A survivor is someone who fought to live and triumphed. If we've come that far already and are still standing on our feet when the winds of adversity cease to blow, how could we possibly allow ourselves then to crumble to our knees, like we'd never won at all?

Life is about more than surviving. Life is about continuing to survive, over and over again.

2 comments:

Lorelle said...

That's true. There's nothing better than a sudden reminder of an old memory you forgot about. [=

Lorelle said...

Sometimes allowing ourselves to survive is the hardest thing to do.