Ellen J. Barrier
Many years ago, there lived a man by the name of Paul. While speaking to a group of people around a campfire, a poisonous snake came out of the fire and bit him, and held onto his hand. Paul shook that snake off, back into the fire, and continued to speak to the people. His goal was to deliver his message to them. And he accomplished that goal. He didn't allow his challenger to defeat him. He drew upon that strength that was within him, that allowed him to defend his goal. He faced his challenger, and didn't back down.
Challenges will come unexpectedly, to try to throw us off of our game. But we must persevere- whether financial, personal relationships, an attack on health, or what ever they may be; We must stay focused on our goals. If we allow ourselves to focus on our challengers, they will win. We must never allow ourselves to give up: Keep moving forward like the bikers, Keep helping others with their heavy burdens, like the weightlifters, and keep fighting for justice against those who inflict evil upon the innocent, like the champs in the ring. Standing together as one nation, we will complete our goals.
_ Ellen J. Barrier
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