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Times May Change

These are times in which a genius would wish to live. It is not in the still calm of life, or the repose of a pacific station, that great characters are formed.

ABIGAIL ADAMS

via Gratefulness.org

God bless Abigail Adams. Not only did our nation’s second first lady (that sounds wrong somehow) ask her husband to “remember the ladies” in shaping the government, she also gave us this great reminder of the usefulness of obstacles. Okay, John Adams didn’t remember the ladies, and neither did any of the other men involved in molding the Constitution where we are never mentioned, but we can’t hold that against her.

The 18th century produced a world in political upheaval. The 21st century, still very young, has already thrown the world into turmoil more than once. Times that try men’s souls? Maybe. Times that shape the characters of everyone in them? Definitely. It is our choice today to look at the times in which we live and say, how will this influence me? Will I say that I cannot change the river and give up? Or will I use the current to shape myself into the most useful person I can be?

Circumstances change at least every day, but any character that you acquire during a time of chaos is yours to keep. Choose wisely.

Changing currents, changing lives.

Kimberly would love a calmer world, if anyone could make that happen. Since that doesn’t seem likely, she’s going with the character thing.

 

 

 

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