Don’t Give Up – Some Random Thoughts

Q: How do you reach the top of the Koko Head trail in Oahu, Hawaii?  A: One step - of its 1,048 railroad ties or “steps” - at a time.

Q: How do you reach the top of the Koko Head trail in Oahu, Hawaii?
A: One step – of its 1,048 railroad ties or “steps” – at a time.

Some weeks back, my usually quiet life was lightly stirred by a string of unexpected events. While I’m not the kind who easily panics, the series of events did make me wonder, “Why are these things happening?” and “How will I hurdle these challenges?”

In the course of looking for answers, I met people who were going through tough times themselves, yet continued to smile and hold their head high. My kind of inspiring!

I think it’s more common to feel demotivated when things aren’t going our way or answers to prayers are nowhere in sight. When the (proverbial) uphill climb is getting steeper and tiring, it’s tempting to say, “I can’t go any further. I think I’ll stop here.”

Don’t.

• The mere fact that you’re still hemming and hawing means you’re still in the game, just a little wobbly in the knees. Why quit now?

• Keep on praying and believing that what you’re asking for will be beneficial for you in the long run.

• Surround yourself with positive-thinking folks: family members, friends, and so on. They’re angels in disguise, don’t you agree?

• Continue to do good and invest in your spiritual bank. The Universe never forgets a debt and always pays its dividends.

One last note: If you think you’re alone in your journey, you’re not. Somewhere, someone is in need of your help, too. Be someone’s angel today!

View from the top of Koko Head: your reward for not giving up during the hike.

View from the top of Koko Head: your reward for not giving up during the hike.

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