Wednesday of Hope – Defeat is Temporary

During the month of August, I will be posting images from my recent cross country trip, which took me from Chicago to San Francisco, and back. I hope you will enjoy both the images and the reflections.

Being defeated is often only a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.

– Marilyn vos Savant

My friend, Patty Riley, OP, is walking on the Bonneville Flats in Utah – with ease. When the settlers crossed over through Utah into Nevada, and then on to California on the Emigrant or California Trail, they surely didn’t walk with such ease. Consider the Donner Party. Nonetheless, these emigrants did not give up on their dreams.

Do we have the same stamina? Or do we too readily give up?

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