The Usefulness of Despair

“The most glorious moments in your life are not the so-called days of success, but rather those days when out of dejection and despair you feel rise in you a challenge to life, and the promise of future accomplishments.” ~ Gustave Flaubert


I was going to make a joking post about despair today because of the seemingly interminable winter we’re having here in the US’s northeast, but then I found this quote, and I like it so much better.



What a joyous thought! And how true. We’ve all had those terrible, heart-wrenching days that bring us to our knees, but while we’re down there, we feel something stir. Some spark ignites, maybe not into a full flame, but enough to get us back up off our knees and ready to try again.



So next time you’re on the floor, remember that there’s still hope.


About maggiec

Educator, writer, world traveler, bibliophile, theater devotee, cat lover, mother of an actor, adopted auntie to hundreds. Spreading love (and literacy), one day at a time.
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