What is right, right now?? I woke up this morning with the energy that I could do anything. Wow what a day. I was able to get so much done. I am organized and ready for the week. Additionally, I was able to create some opportunities that weren’t clear this morning. Sometimes once we take a moment to see what is right right now we can then start working on what can we make right into the future. I took action and prepared for the opportunities that were available. Life allows us numerous opportunities to see the potential in ourselves and in the world. We can decide to see that or not. For me seeing that has always allowed me to smile and grateful.
“When things go wrong as they sometimes will;
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill;
When the funds are low, and the debts are high
And you want to smile, but have to sigh;
When care is pressing you down a bit-
Rest if you must, but do not quit.
Success is failure turned inside out;
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt;
And you can never tell how close you are
It may be near when it seems so far;
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit-
It’s when things go wrong that you must not quit.”
Today was one of those days that it paid off to not give up. To stay true to that which I knew could be accomplished. We sometimes stop when it appears as if things aren’t going the way we would like them. We state the facts and justify why this won’t work or maybe why that didn’t happen. However, maybe if we just dig in a little longer, ask for other ways to pursue a situation. Not be afraid to ask for help or others to step up and to commit to the process then we might change that one thing that all the signs seemed to say wouldn’t work out. In a meeting recently someone implied if this would a great idea someone would have done it already. I wonder how many time that has been said and then later there it is, and the person that made the comment is wishing they would have pursued it. Just because nobody has done it doesn’t mean its a bad idea or it can’t be done. Follow your gut, take risks and never ever give up.
~Rabbi Nochem Kaplan~
“Never depend upon institutions or government to solve any problem. All social movements are founded by, guided by, motivated and seen through by the passion of individuals. “