Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Paying the price

There are prices to be paid in life. And the more you pay, the worse your situation becomes. Bad times can lead to worse ones down the road.

That which you count on can let you down. It is a sad fact that good people often suffer. No matter the character, it does not change the treatment.

Doing good does not make anything easy. But it does demonstrate the kind of person you are. And that will resonate far beyond this mortal coil.

We cannot determine whether we live or die. Yet, we can use our lives to establish our worth. It will not go unnoticed, regardless of the outcome.

Those who do well should not expect to be rewarded. Because you care is cause enough. Do not ruin everything by centering it all around yourself.

Live life like it is your only chance. Make the most of every opportunity that is afforded. Some claim to deserve better, and others go out and prove it.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Endurance test

When you get knocked down, do you stay there? Or do you get back up and right back into the fight? Life is and always has been a test of endurance.

On the sidelines, criticism comes easy. From the comfort of an armchair, some feel they can lead the team. Hard decisions are made where it is not safe.

To succeed, one must have something to lose. You will struggle most when failure is not an option. For the ramifications can reach far and strike home.

When the enemy plays for keeps, it is no longer a game. Then, you are in a battle for your very survival. The winner lives, and the loser does not.

The clock starts when one is cut to the quick. Every drop that is shed is a grain of sand through the hourglass. Eventually, one's time indeed runs out.

Give it your all, while strength still remains. In the fray, is where one finds their worth. What evil cannot stand are those who refuse to stay down.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The greatest adversary

What is frightening is not how fragile we are, but how resilient. The will to survive is strong. We would rather fight on than ever to succumb.

Knowing what can happen reminds us of what we should be doing. There is not a moment to be lost. As long as we live, the struggle will continue.

Fear brings everything to a halt. It is essential to keep things moving. The ones who think only of escape can never elude their greatest adversary.

To run is to leave others behind. The enemy who treats you poorly, will do worse to your loved ones. Everywhere you go, the guilt will surely follow.

The monster under the bed is hungry. Another in the closet waits to draw you into a final embrace. These things conquer us within and then without.

Let fear exist merely on the surface... just enough to keep you from danger. When it rules, it becomes a tyrant. So make sure that it never forgets its place.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

A small world

In the end, the world is not such a big place. It is getting smaller every day. Who would have thought technology could bring everything home?

There is nowhere to run and few spaces to hide. Things are connected in ways they never were before. What one knows, they all could.

This is a time unprecedented. Along with the dangers, opportunities abound. It is like having access to the whole planet, and its many denizens.

We are here now, and the most is still yet to be made. There is so much to sink your teeth into. The ones who take a bite will never go hungry.

Those seeking will find there is a day yet to be seized. Change is grossly overrated. It smacks of control, and leaves inspiration in the dust.

Good is not a popularity contest. It is not what we do but what we are. When the pretentiousness falls away, that is when you see the real person.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Trapped inside

Fear is something we all face. We are surrounded by those determined to destroy us. And that which does not kill you can still hurt quite a bit.

It is not surprising that so many lose heart. The deck is stacked in the enemy's favor. But no matter what, one must play the hand they are dealt.

If we let them win, what will be left? Merely a pile of rubble that used to be our hopes and dreams. But now it remains to cause us to stumble.

Pain is not something we should ever embrace. Only in overcoming it do we become stronger. The ones who cannot endure wind up crushed.

Despair can make the most steadfast afraid. Be wary when it is disturbingly quiet. That which lurks in shadows lives to consume desperate hope.

Confront the things that give you pause. Be ready to give your all and then some more. You are not trapped inside with them, but they with you.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Losing for winning

Those who expect to be trusted are not worthy. Everything they say and do should be scrutinized. For there is a monster lurking behind their smile.

The wicked sacrifice others to get what they desire. Innocence is just another thing to be exploited. Eternal souls are sold for a mere pittance.

Even when they win, the evil are at a loss. They can do naught but fulfill the purpose of another. When this is accomplished, they are discarded.

They fall, and there are none to mourn them. On the contrary, many rejoice at their demise. It is a sad state when the world is better once you are gone.

Being the thing that is fought against, makes one but an obstacle. Those who overcome leave them behind. The ones who fail are stopped short.

To care is to be more than the sum of one's parts. And such things have a tendency to spread. Darkness fears the sight of the smallest light.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

The bold and the reckless

Success is all about knowing when to take risks. The ones who play it safe wind up on the sidelines. The game comes and goes, with or without them.

Recklessness precedes destruction. It might feel good jumping into the den of lions. But the inevitable result is you end up torn limb from limb.

Courage is knowing the danger, yet proceeding anyway. The consequences are clear and present. Because you care, you find the strength to persevere.

There are limitations that we must face. But what we can truly accomplish is amazing. Evil stands abashed, because it is in awe of the capabilities of good.

That is why it strives to intimidate us. It is our own fears which discourage and debilitate. The laughter we hear is but the manic chuckling of the relieved.

We can put the fear in their hearts. Their frustration will be music to our ears. Winning is not everything, so long as we ensure that evil ultimately loses.