I believe words mean something. They have power. Words are what give us connection, empathy, passion and power. They help us understand one another.
In my efforts to start back on a blogging schedule and search the vast corners of the earth for more words that move me, I am going to start a Wednesday Word.
I will post a word, quote, phrase or who knows what else that moves me, inspires me, enrages me or more. I may comment on it. Or perhaps I will not. Feel free to share your thoughts on the topic too.
So here goes, the first Wednesday Word is:
“The best way out is always through.” ~ Robert Frost
This quote gives me hope. It reminds me that the only way I will end some pain, some sadness, some struggle is to work my way through it. If I stay consumed with whatever is holding me back, I will stay there. I will wallow in it. I allow myself to be the victim and my suffering/struggle/sadness will never end. Of course, not all problems can be “ended” completely. You cannot completely fix or end the grief of losing a loved one. You cannot cure a disabling injuring. You cannot undo abuses already put upon you. No, sadly nothing we can do can fix, end, or get us out of those past situations.
However, we have the power to get through them. We have the power to choose how we survive. We can lay down in defeat and let the world run us into the ground. We can keep being the victim. We can drink or drug ourselves into numbness. We can give up. But we can also choose more for ourselves. We can start a new day, each and every day. We can have hope. We can eat better, exercise more and think positive. We can be kind. We can make a plan to improve ourselves, our situations, or our responses. It may not be easy, but we can find a way through the bad and into a better place, a nicer place and into a new normal.
So work through your life, and you will find your way out and into the new light of hope, love and freedom from what holds you back.