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Submission: The Writer Magazine – Non-Fiction Challenge
A Backward Glance at February 2020
February was rough. It was a real test of my inner strength, perseverance, and my faith. I even doubted that I knew how to write. There were days when I didn’t want to sit at my computer, and even though I did, I wrote little.
The good thing was that I knew it was going to pass over. This confidence that I have is founded and grounded in the Creator of my life, and not myself. I didn’t know when the testing would let up, but I knew it would.
So, I did the only thing I knew how to do, and that was not to shut myself away and to make myself live up to my obligations to myself and to others.
I took the time to meditate a little bit more than usual and to read.
On the last day of February, I saw a tiny light. It’s barely visible, but it’s there, and it keeps growing. For that, I am thankful.
Wishing all of you a beautiful month of March.
Amen! With the foundation of your relationship with God and knowing he never wavers, you know you can persevere.ReplyDelete
Glad you got through your rough month and persevered. I've been through them too and it helps to know that they will pass. Hope you have a happier March.ReplyDelete
I'm leaning to do something similar, Pat. I enjoy the "highs" and ride out the "lows." They will pass. I just have to hold on. Easier said than done, but I'm getting better at doing it. I think. :)ReplyDelete
Wishing you all the best!
So sorry it's been a trial, but hope for you all the best in March... Life is like that, ebbing and flowing, like writing!ReplyDelete
Pat, KEEP UP your great work in believing in yourself! It is hard to do as I know I gave up on me, but you have strength. I'm applauding for you.ReplyDelete
I hope that light continues to grow and shine. You have much to offer the world. I hope March is much kinder to you!!ReplyDelete
I always find something inspirational in your posts. This time it was, "...confidence founded and grounded in the Creator of my life." May the tiny spark of light continue to grow and guide you in joyful and wondrous ways.ReplyDelete
Lynn La Vita blog: Writers Supporting Writers
In the deepest of darkness, a little light is easier to see. I'm glad your darkness passing and I'm sorry that February was so hard.ReplyDelete
Anna from elements of emaginette
Namaste. Not sure if you know what that means, but in case you don't... Namaste means my light inside of me sees the light inside of you. I am your friend, even though we've never met. I am often cheering for you silently. Every single time I leave a comment about something you've written, my words are full of love. It's been a true pleasure getting to know you, Pat.ReplyDelete
I hope that light grows into a beacon of joy for you. You are an inspiration. Your comments brighten my day. Hugs, Love, and Prayers, my friend.ReplyDelete
I'm sorry February was so rough but I'm glad you were able to see the light at the end. I'm sure things will start to get better.ReplyDelete
I hope your March is better. Wish your tiny light to grow and expand to illuminate your way.ReplyDelete
Pat, we just never know what others are going through, do we? Yet in February you wrote that gorgeous flash for WEP which is currently under consideration with the judge. I hope the praying and meditation helps. And you do know you're surrounded by a loving writing community who loves you! I hope March is better.ReplyDelete
In the quietness of meditation, prayer and reading, we often find the inner peace we need to move forward. Praying that March is a lot better than February.ReplyDelete
Have been there. Sometimes the only and best solutions is perseverance, meditation and reading. Hope that lights shines brighter and grows larger from here on out.ReplyDelete
You are a strong woman not to give up. There are times when I feel down and I tell myself to just keep going. For the most part, I do keep moving forward, but sometimes, I crawl back into bed. It never solves my problems. If anything, it makes me feel worse to be isolated.ReplyDelete
You are a strong woman. You will win through. Take some time for meditation and find some peace. And keep writing. That in itself is therapy. I've just come up to my writing room so that I don't kill anyone ( only figuratively mind)ReplyDelete
Lovely and simple post. Thank you for sharing it.ReplyDelete
Continued blessings moving forward.