You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call “failure” is not the falling down, but the staying down.
This past weekend I had the joy of watching my sister walk across a stage and receive a diploma for her bachelor degree in business administration. I was so proud of her! It took her a little longer than some people, but it isn’t how you start that is important, it’s how you finish. And she finished strong! When I think back through life, every significant moment is made up of smaller seemingly small moments. When she filled out the application to go to college, there weren’t tons of people cheering; she was just sitting at the kitchen table filling out a form. Each test she studied for, each project turned in lead to her walking across that stage. Isn’t that how life is, though? For our authors, they wouldn’t be published in our journal unless they were inspired to write, then they wrote out a poem or a story, pushing through writers block and frustrating revisions. But the final product is to be published.
It’s interesting how all the small choices we make in life lead to the significant moments that we treasure in life. So maybe instead of just celebrating the big moments we should reflect on the small moments, the decisions that we make every day and cherish those as well. It is the little moments that lead us to the celebrations. For Relief, we long for an awesome donor to write us a big check, but realistically, it is the little gifts that add up and make a big difference. If you didn’t give during our LoveRelief campaign, that is okay because there is still the opportunity to give to Relief. You can go to our donation page for more information, http://www.reliefjournal.com/buy/support-the-cause/. Thank you!
Bonnie Ponce is the Director of Support Raising for Relief and lives in Huntsville, Texas with her husband and betta fish. She has a BA in English from Sam Houston State University. After work she enjoys relaxing with a good book or working on her novel.