The need to remain enthusiastic and look for a better tomorrow despite the challenges of today is part of the evolution of life. I was reading about this excerpt that the Middle Eastern Scholar Sheda Vasseghi noted in a recent Facebook posting she did:
"... Zoroaster reminds us: 'Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. People grow old by deserting their ideals. Years wrinkle the skin, but giving up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. Worry, doubt, self distrust, fear, and despair—these are the long years that bow the head and turn the growing spirit back to dust. You are as young as your faith and as old as your doubts; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope, as old as your despair.'"
~ excerpt from “To Reach Even unto You” (1980) by James E. Faust,
The need to reach deep within oneself is something that is part of life..and the need to remain courageous despite the challenges. I was reflecting on it today as a friend reached out to share his current predicament as to how he is dealing with losing his Wife to Cancer. I could not find the words--only to comfort him to strengthen his sense of faith. It is not easy to keep that focus during the "heat and passion" of the moment--but there is no other way: Courage Doesn't Always Roar Movie
Onward to March 2013....May the almighty bless and help the less fortunate, heal the broken hearts, grant solace to all who have lost loved ones and heal the sick.