“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”
This quote by the tennis player Arthur Ashe appears frequently on social media. It’s the kind of quote you might expect to see there.
It’s the kind of quote I’ve posted myself when life has been happy, or at least humdrum.
It’s the kind of quote that can give you a lift, and inspire you to try, and to go for your dreams.
But it’s not the right quote if you’re curled up in a ball, and you’re dealing with a trauma, and you think you’re going to die.
No! That’s not the kind of quote that you want to hear right now.
Then, one day you decide that your life must go on.
You are made of stronger stuff.
You are going to survive.
Yes, the pain’s unbearable, and you don’t know what to do. Yes…
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