It is not in the still calm of life, or in the repose of a specific situation that great characters are formed. Abigail Adams
Sometimes, in life, it can be in the fires of affliction or trial that great characters are forged. Sometimes the trials can be turned into blessings like Golden Rain
More often its in the simply things…..daily life…..the mother who cares for her children unselfishly and unstintingly when she herself is drained and tired. Its the man who toils at a soul-destroying occupation which faithfully puts food on the table of his family. It is often in the ordinary events with ordinary people where character is formed .When the easy road would be to LEAVE…let someone else carry the burden but making a decision to stay thats when character is FORMED.
A challenge for us all this week. On the day when you don’t feel like being thankful. you make a CHOICE
I will be thankful. I will be appreciative. I will LOVE. All CHOICES….All will form character.
Be a GOLDEN LIGHT in someone’s day during this week.
I m a wife, mother and grandmother. I have always enjoyed writing even from an early age. My book Beyond the Ashes has been written as a labour of love. All the characters are real to me and their story needed to be told. As a Christian my desire is to write General Fiction stories about real people but Hope and a desire for 'better' will always be part of the journey. I have had several short stories published over the years and moderate success in writing competitions.
I realized as I was thinking today (30/01/15) that perhaps I should add here that I have had life experiences of many valley times but also many mountain top experiences. I can understand and be beside anyone who finds their life in tatters because I have 'been' there. Of course as I have got older as well there have been the added sorrows of losing not only older family members but also one by one finding the dearest of friends and the ones of greatest support and care also dying. On the site of rich mountains has been my certainty of the value of marriage and how grateful I am that after loss and sadness I made a happy and long-lasting marriage commitment. The one who was my best friend back then is still my best friend 45 years later. Beyond the Ashes touches upon the POWER of LOVE when folk can forget about their own personal 'feelings' and reach out in LOVE to a desperate and broken person.
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A character forged in the fire can stand true in the times of leisure and luxury. The character formed in leisure and luxury cannot handle fire very well.
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Such a lovely and bright post, thanks a lot for this beautiful share.
beautiful post..😊..character is indeed molded by experience…
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Some of the best choices I’ve made have been rolled up in gratitude!