If You Can't Fly

"If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward" - Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Keep moving forward.  Celebrate the timeless wisdom of Martin Luther King, Jr. today by living these words.  There are moments in life in which it's easy to be still, or even stuck.  It's easy, following a break-up or a divorce or college graduation or a job change or a lull between job opportunities or the death of someone you love (this list could go on) that that thing takes up every bit of space in your life. When you're 25 and the guy who was supposed to be the one isn't the one and you don't know why your dream job hasn't materialized, you can't just "shake it off" Taylor Swift style.  When you're 32 and your marriage has dissolved or is suffering, or you've lost a baby or a parent, you can't go on about your life as if you're still the same person.  You aren't quite the same person. 

But, you can keep moving forward.  Even if you have to think of life in baby steps, considering only the next hour because the next day is just too big, do with that hour what you can.  Make it the best hour of your day, and then do that again the following hour. 

Cheryl Strayed's "Dear Sugar" letter to a grieving mother is one of my favorites that appears in Tiny Beautiful Things, and it holds glittering truths for all of us.  You can read it here, and please do:


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