“I am not a quitter. I will fight until I drop. It is just a matter of having some faith in the fact that as long as you are able to draw breath in the universe, you have a chance.”

– Cicely Tyson

born December 19, 1933

How many times have you been knocked down, stopped in your tracks, told there was no way or kept from doing what you wanted to do?

Did it truly stop you? Did you look for another avenue?

I have found when things aren’t going according to my plans, it is important to take a step back and let the flow of the Universe take over. Sometimes what I think I want and what is meant to be are not always the same. I have often pushed through and found in the end I was not happy with the results.

I then had to re-group and recreate to end up with my ultimate results. But what is the difference between fortitude and letting the Universe be the guide? How can we know how far we are supposed to push to get where we want and how much faith we are supposed to have in the Universe’s plan for our greater good?

It is a fine line and one I am not sure I will ever understand.