This day belongs to me. I can do wonderful things with it, creative things, including the creation of order in my surroundings and in my mind. Nobody else owns my particular segment of tim, so it really depends only on me how I will fill every moment to my satisfaction.
â€œCourage is not the absence of despair; it is, rather the capacity to move ahead in spite of despair.â€ â€”Rollo May
Some days we wake up to overwhelming feelings that things look bleak. We see loss and danger around us, and we fear for the future. That is when our character is most tested. That is when we are called to continue to just put one foot in front of the other. There is no need to solve all our problems right away or to change the world immediately. Courage isnâ€™t necessarily a feeling of confidence that we can triumph over all odds. Itâ€™s knowing that we can move ahead one step at a time, and itâ€™s taking positive action in the face of our fears. Each day we can do small things that are constructive. By these small things, we can place ourselves on the positive side of lifeâ€™s equation. We can put our weight where we want to go. That is courage. Today, in the face of my despair, I will focus my efforts on the side of my hopes and values
I just wanted to share my morning devotions with you today, 584 days ago