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.

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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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