Never Give Up!

Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it. Winston S. Churchill

When Life is Difficult

When life hands you difficult moments and challenges that seem insurmountable, remember that you never lose until you give up! Don’t give up! Don’t give up trying to improve and trying to make the world a better place. Don’t give up on yourself!

Winston S. Churchill

I love Winston S. Churchill! I love his spunk, his love of freedom and I love that he was such an amazing patriot! I suspect that he wasn’t the gentlest person that ever lived, but I am grateful for his tremendous heart and his efforts to keep this world free!

In 1941, World War II was raging. Winston Churchill left family and home just before Christmas to meet with President Franklin D. Roosevelt. He did this at considerable risk to himself. Christmas Eve, he and President Roosevelt spoke to the nation via a radio broadcast. These are the words he shared:

“Here, in the midst of war, raging and roaring over all the land and seas, creeping nearer to our hearts and homes, here, amid all the tumult, we have tonight the peace of the spirit in each cottage home and in every generous heart… Here, then, for one night only, each home…should be a brightly lighted island of happiness and peace. (Shared from the book In The Dark Streets Shineth by David McCullough)

I believe that his and other leaders efforts to inspire the people of the free nations to raise their hopes that evil could be overcome and that goodness would prevail helped to grow the faith needed during that dire time in the history of the world.

We Have God to Turn to

We each have a a personal mentor who waits for our request to be blessed with hope, faith, and all of the abilities we might need to triumph over life’s difficulties. He never gives up on us and He will always walk our path with us. He does not do for us what we can do for ourselves, but with His perfect knowledge and His perfect Vision, He will guide us where we need to go and bless us with all that we truly need!

i hope that as you read today’s story, you will commit to Never Give Up!:

Never Give Up

Sir Winston Churchill took three years getting through eighth grade because he had trouble learning English. It seems ironic that years later Oxford University asked him to address its commencement exercises.

He arrived with his usual props. A cigar, a cane and a top hat accompanied Churchill wherever he went. As Churchill approached the podium, the crowd rose in appreciative applause. With unmatched dignity, he settled the crowd and stood confident before his admirers. Removing the cigar and carefully placing the top hat on the podium, Churchill gazed at his waiting audience. Authority rang in Churchill’s voice as he shouted, “Never give up!”

Several seconds passed before he rose to his toes and repeated: “Never give up!” His words thundered in their ears. There was a deafening silence as Churchill reached for his hat and cigar, steadied himself with his cane and left the platform. His commencement address was finished.

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I Do Not Fix Problems, I Fix My Thoughts…

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I have probably mentioned it before in a previous blog post but if you will allow me – I’m going to mention it again and possibly yet again in the future: This world is significantly different from heaven. The entire mindset and enterprise between heaven and earth presents a curious contrast.  In heaven we believed in ourselves and each other. We lauded each others accomplishments and gifts. We did not see lack of wealth or fame as a problem. As we prepared for life on earth, we were more concerned about using mortality to help us become more loving and more like the Father of our souls whom we loved and adored.

There as here, we had free will and choice. As I observe the world around me, that often seems to be the only similarity. Yet the gift of choice is huge. We choose our thoughts, intents, actions and attitudes.

While there are innocent victims, only those who choose to embed the emotional wounds remain victims. A much larger percentage of victims are victims by choice. These are they who choose to believe that life has handed them a raw deal or that it owes them something greater than they have earned. We create most of our problems with our mindset.

You don’t have to be a sociologist to see that some of the poorest people of the world are the happiest and some of the wealthiest people in the world are the most miserable. It’s all about attitude and beliefs.

When we change our mindset, we change our world. It doesn’t take money to lift our lives out of poverty – it only takes gratitude and a change of heart.

If you want to conquer your problems, the best place to start is with yourself!


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