THE AUDACITY OF TENACITY!

  

HEY THERE!  

IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT HAPPENED!

DARE TO GET UP?  DARE TO BOUNCE?  DARE TO RISE?

THAT'S THE AUDACITY OF TENACITY!

WHEN YOU CAN GET UP, BOUNCE BACK, AND RISE UP 

FROM A FALL!


LIKE TO SPEAK WITH YOU ABOUT IT.  


IT MAY NOT BE THIS BAD, BUT YOU MAY BE THERE, 

OR MAY HAVE BEEN THERE...


AND, YES, YOU KNOW, WE KNOW, THAT ONCE UPON A TIME, EVERYTHING WAS WONDERFUL!  RIGHT? 

YOU HAD EVERYTHING YOU NEEDED, WANTED, DESIRED..... 

THEN THIS JOURNEY CALL LIFE, WITH ITS TWISTS AND TURNS CAUSED A GREAT STORM TO HIT AND SHATTERED YOUR LIFE! 


WHATEVER THE STORM MAY HAVE BEEN - EMOTIONAL, FINANCIAL, MEDICAL....WHAT HAVE YOU, 

THERE IS, OR ONCE WAS, A STORM. 


YOU LOST YOUR PATH, HAD NO RUDDER, NO DIRECTION?  

YOU LOST YOUR DESIRES, YOUR ZEST, YOUR ZEAL? 

BECAME FRUSTRATED, DISCOURAGED, ANGERED, EMPTY, BROKEN?

  

YOU THOUGHT, UN UN CAN'T DO IT AGAIN!  NO!  CAN'T DO IT AGAIN!

THIS IS IT.  THE END!

HMMMMNNNN  MMMMMNNN


MOST CERTAINLY NOT A GOOD FEELING AT ALL.  IS IT? WAS IT?  


BUT THEN, FOR SOME REASON YOU REALIZED THAT YOU STILL HAD ONE THING THAT WAS MOST IMPORTANT -  YOUR LIFE! 

 

SO YOU HAVE IT, WHAT WERE YOU, OR ARE YOU GOING TO DO WITH IT?   SIT AND LET LIFE PASS YOU BY?  


WAS IT, IS IT THE END?  OR THE BEGINNING?  


HMMMMNNN  


A DECISION YOU MAKE!

HOPE IT IS THE BEGINNING...


WHO AM I SPEAKING WITH, WHO AM I SPEAKING TO?   

NO, NOT YOU.  UN UN 

IT'S JUST SOMEONE OUT THERE WHO NEEDS TO KNOW, 

TO WHOM YOU CAN SHARE, 

THAT THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING IN LIFE THAT IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN LIFE AND LOVE.

  

SOMEONE TO WHOM YOU CAN ENCOURAGE THAT THERE IS A RISING FROM THE FALL.  

THERE IS A GETTING UP!  THERE IS A BOUNCING BACK!

  

OH, BUT YOU MUST WANT IT, YOU MUST DESIRE IT, YOU MUST PRAY FOR IT,  YOU MUST BELIEVE IT AND YOU MUST SEEK IT.

 

YOU MUST HAVE HOPE!  

YOU MUST GET UP AGAIN, DUST THE DIRT OFF YOUR SKIRT 

OR YOUR PANTS, AND RISE!

   

YOU MUST KNOW THAT IF YOU PUT YOUR HANDS IN THE HAND 

OF THE ONE, THE MASTER OF THE SEA, 

WHO CALMS THE STORMS OF LIFE, YOU CAN RISE ABOVE EACH TUMULTUOUS  STORM, EACH TIME,

BECAUSE FOR EACH STORM (AND STORMS WILL COME) HE IS WORKING ALL THINGS FOR YOUR GOOD, OUR GOOD

AND IT'LL ONLY MAKE YOU, MAKE US STRONGER, WISER, 

AND SO MUCH BETTER!  


STORMS CAN BE INDIVIDUAL, WHERE YOU ARE IN IT ALONE,  

OR STORMS CAN BE SOCIETAL, WHERE IT AFFECTS A COMMUNITY.  

WHICH EVER IT IS, WE MUST HAVE THE DESIRE, THE COURAGE, THE TENACITY TO BOUNCE BACK! 


DON'T BE DISCOURAGED, DON'T GIVE UP AND 

DON'T BE DEFEATED.  


IF IT IS ONLY LEMONS THAT YOU HAVE, DON'T JUST MAKE LEMONADE, MAKE THE BEST LEMONADE THAT YOU COULD! 

ONE THAT IS FLAVORED WITH LOVE, SWEETNESS, KINDNESS, 

ONE THAT SAVORS A GOOD TASTE, A GOOD FEELING! 

HMMMNNNN MMMMMMNN


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Love

Ekua

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