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Monday musings…

“A man is happy so long as
he chooses to be happy.”

Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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I agree with Alexander! Life has its ups and downs. Sometimes we soar high and sometimes we are in a deep pit. If we are in a pit just wallowing there and don’t do what we can to climb up and out we will remain miserable. I know I spend time in the pit on occasion. One thing I know for sure is that I really don’t like being there. And I know that it takes hard work to get back on firm ground, often really hard work.

The thing about hard work is that it develops muscle and agility and fortitude. That’s good because we all have problems and troubles. It takes courage and strength to face those things and and to not allow them to be the deciding factor of our attitude and how we live our lives.

Maybe the best thing that we get from the hard work
is that we can soar even higher!

15 thoughts on “Monday musings…

  1. Solzhenitsyn’s word hold such weight because he had so much he could have chosen to be really bitter about. When I read words like this from people like Solzhenitsyn or Weisel or Ten Boom I am really floored by the depth of their resolve.

    1. Thanks, it is good to be back. Having some trouble learning the new WP block thingie. Maybe it is my age that is the problem.šŸ˜¾

      1. I started using it while it was in beta and it has improved at lot. It’s not as bad as it seems and I found taking it one step at time worked for me. Many WP bloggers have expressed their dislike for it. šŸ™€

        1. It seems to be geared to more “serious” type blogs like businesses and professionals not so much those of us that just write because we like to. I will still keep on writing it just takes a little more time…and I have time.

  2. The word fortitude made me think of the two lions in front of New York’s main public Library on 43rs Street…Patience and Fortitude are their names.

    The pit, yes…I know it well and have heard it called…the Pity City Motel. To stay mired in upset, hurt or outrage does zip for the soul. I’ve heard it said…if you want to stop being treated like a doormat, get up off the floor, and that I think pertains to how we also treat ourselves.

    One of the things I love about your writing Patricia, is your optimism and hope. I always feel better after reading you. Welcome back šŸ™‚

    1. I tend to keep my down and out pity parties to myself. They are boring and depressing with no reason or purpose to share.
      Your comments make me feel good, my friend. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

  3. Amen to this. I’m with you. The cat is adorable too.

    We’ve missed each out for to long. Good to see you.

    Have a fabulous new year. ā™„

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