The Process

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The Process

Sometimes, I’m strong.
Sometimes, I win the battle easily.
This makes me feel as though
I’m never going to fall again.

Sometimes, I’m weak and stumble.
Sometimes, I lose the easiest of conflicts.
This makes me feel as though
I’m never going to overcome.

Both of these conclusions are wrong.
It’s all part of the process.
The process of recovery.
The process of growth.
The process of change.

The good, the bad,
The difficult, the easy –
It’s all part of the journey.
I’m only a failure when I quit and give up.
I’m only a failure when I refuse to try.

Thank You for the power of Your Grace
That generously flows when I’m falling hard.
Thank You that there is indeed an Eden awaiting me
And You are standing there cheering me on.

~ Laurie Pontious-Andrews

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About unabashedhope

The name Unabashed Hope comes from my favorite poem by Emily Dickinson. Unabashed means not embarrassed, disconcerted or ashamed. I believe Emily's poem, Hope is the Thing with Feathers, says it best: Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul, And sings the tune without the words, And never stops at all, And sweetest in the gale is heard; And sore must be the storm That could abash the little bird That kept so many warm. I've heard it in the chilliest land And on the strangest sea; Yet, never, in extremity, It asked a crumb of me.

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