"To encourage, to comfort, to awaken, and to stretch those who find themselves riding this big ball as it screams thru time in the silence of space. To be a bridge, not a barricade. To be a link, not a lapse. To be a beacon and a bolster; not a bragger or a bummer. To help bring the corners of life's lips to their summit. To be a friend to those who find their fit a little awkward in this chaos society calls living." ~From How Heroes Endure Hard TimesI have done many difficult things in my life- things I never anticipated and would most likely have shrunk from if I'd known before hand just how hard they would be. But, this is life! It's not always smooth sailing- we grow by leaps and bounds when we meet challenges and either plod, plow or sashay through them. My life's challenges may pale in comparison to another's, but they are tailor-made for me.
Looking back over the hills, mountains and valleys of the past, you see a beautiful pattern- a tapestry being woven. One hopefully, of love and fortitude, graciousness and growth, forgiveness and strength.
I believe everyone has greatness within them. We all have courage and kindness. We can use our gifts to encourage and uplift,
give support, confidence, or hope to (someone).
synonyms: hearten, cheer, buoy up, inspire, motivate, invigorate, embolden, fortify
to give peace to those who are fearful,
Freedom from quarrels and disagreement; harmonious relations
Inner contentment; serenity: peace of mind.
In a state of tranquillity; serene:
Free from strife:
and to comfort those in need.
To soothe in time of affliction or distress.
To ease physically; relieve.
A condition or feeling of pleasurable ease, well-being, and contentment.
Solace in time of grief or fear.
One that brings or provides comfort.The capacity to give physical ease and well-being:
Forgetting about yourself and focusing on others or greater purposes can bolster the soul in difficult times. A wonderful article to read is: How Heroes Endure Hard Times by Stephen Palmer. I highly recommend it. You can find it HERE.