“We live in a world where bad stories are told, stories that teach us life doesn’t mean anything and that humanity has no great purpose. It’s a good calling, then, to speak a better story. How brightly a better story shines. How easily the world looks to it in wonder. How grateful we are to hear these stories, and how happy it makes us to repeat them.”
― Donald Miller, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life
“While there’s life, there’s hope.” — Marcus Tullius Cicero
Today’s quote is a favorite of mine. These are words I live by.
Life is persistent. Just think of the lone tree clinging to life on the side of a mountain. Or the man or woman battling cancer, refusing to give up. I watched this as I cared for our first cat Hershey during the years of her chronic illness. There would be days we were sure her life was about over only for there to be a turn around and she became her lively, loving self again.
Years ago I recovered from a medical situation the doctors said was hopeless. So while I continue to live and breathe on this earth I will know that the words of Cicero are true. As long as there is life, there is hope.