Come Easter and the Lilium longiflorum flowers begin to blossom. No wonder the flower is commonly called the Easter Lily. As I looked at these flowers growing among the weeds, I thought of how it’s possible to rise above your circumstances, to rise up after every fall.
Down the ages, famous men and women, who too have had to suffer injustice, failure and loss have issued the call to to dust ourselves off after every fall and start over. Today, I’m going to share some of their words.
Our greatest glory is not in never failling but in rising every time we fall.— Confucius
Our destiny is not determined by the number of times we stumble but by the number of times we rise up, dust ourselves off, and move forward.— Dieter F. Uchtdorf
No sun outlasts its sunset but will rise again and bring the dawn.— Maya Angelou
They will always tell you that you can’t do what you want to do, but you can do what you want to do. You just have to believe in yourself. The system is to bring you down, but you can rise up.— Bob Marley
We cannot tire or give up. We owe it to the present and future generations of all species to rise up and walk!— Wangari Maathai
I also couldn’t help think of the Andra Day song of courage and hope – of sharing our burdens and being there for one another. You can find the lyrics here.