Rising to the Call, Driving and Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson
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“We’d never know how high we are till we are called to rise; and then, if we are true to plan, our statures touch the sky.” — Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson is one of my favorite poets. There are more modern ways the sentiment of todays quote has been expressed, but I love language and older ways of putting words together.

We really don’t know how much we can do until the situation calls for it. I have learned this lesson repeatedly during the past year as Bob’s eye problems have required me to take over responsibilities I was sure I could not manage, but so far everyone has survived.  We still have a way to go but I am rising to the call.

3 thoughts on “Rising to the Call, Driving and Emily Dickinson”

    1. Thank you. Challenges can be a way of realizing strength we never dreamed we had. But that doesn’t mean there might not still be days I want to hide under the bed with the cat. We all have those from time to time, even those of us who practice positive thinking. If we had it all worked out we wouldn’t have to practice. 🙂

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