V is for victory…..

By: openheartproduction

Sep 08 2011

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“Strength is happiness. Strength is itself victory. In weakness and cowardice there is no happiness. When you wage a struggle, you might win or you might lose. But regardless of the short-term outcome, the very fact of your continuing to struggle is proof of your victory as a human being.”– Diasaku Ikeda

What is your idea of victory? Is it winning the World Series, Stanley Cup or Super Bowl? Or maybe it is overpowering your opponent on the tennis, basketball, or squash court? That is all fine and good…I love cheering our team on to victory. As I was walking home today I saw this flower/weed growing up through a crack in the concrete…that to me is victory! Somehow with all the will and determination managed to take root and grow into a sweet yellow flower that brightened my morning.

Victory is simply showing up on those days you feel defeated. Scraping yourself up off the ground overcoming your pain, sadness, misery or whatever hold us prisoner sometimes and put one foot in front of another to carry on!…Now that’s victory. It is easy to cheer for a winning team but it builds strength and character to support  others when they are struggling…holding their hand…encouraging them…cheering them on to their own personal victory.

Go out today and find someone that needs you to show them the “victory” dance…be it one step at a time or a giant leap.

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