“I’d rather not be the lump of coal. I’d rather be the COMPRESSION that turns the coal into a diamond.” ~ Henry Rollins, writer, performer, activist & pressure-cooker
Which one are you? Honestly. Which – one – are – you? If you’re not sure, dear, you’re a nimrod! Trust me, you don’t need to pull out a microscope to dissect daily details for an answer; for it’s evident in every aspect of your lifestyle. The friends you choose, the state of your marriage, your career path, the books you read, the music your listen to, even the clothes on your back unabashedly broadcast to the world whether you are a lump who gets trampled underfoot …or if you’re the driver of the engine, afire with verve, mighty chops and a good dose of piss-n-vinegar, stomping the ground with purpose.
Needless to say, you weren’t born to be a lump, folks. Even if circumstances seemingly relentlessly tell you otherwise. Just because time has ticked a wrinkle in your youthful aspirations or responsibilities rein in your freedom. Just because your wedding band bears stories of tarnished love or your family life a litany of frightful scars. Just because money seems to flow away from you or fate has fumbled your health… DOESN’T MEAN YOUR FUTURE IS DICTATED BY YOUR PAST!
Hell, with all the miracles, magical moments, memories and meaning life has to offer each of us…how could you let your head and heart even consider the idea of surviving your days as a lame lump. With the tick of each second, you are given an opportunity to make choices that matter. Choices that ignite your potential into power that can positively influence countless others’ lives while creating glistening gems within your own. Don’t let your mind’s own Screwtape letters reduce you to a bump-on-a-log. Power up and press on! ~ KD
Copyright by Kimberlie Dykeman
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