Things are feeling a little up and down for me at the moment and the theme of winning keeps cropping up.
The light hearted blogger part of me, is daydreaming about winning the Best Baby Blog in the MAD awards. It’d be a great honour for me, my writing, and of course the subjects of my writing… my girls.
As the National Hunt Festival and the spirit of horse racing dominates Gloucestershire, the skint part of me is hoping for a few wins. We set aside a small amount to bet with, but that small amount, with a little luck, could become a bit more.
But with every fibre of my being, there is only one real battle I want / NEED to win. My battle against Cancer number 2. My next surgery is on Monday.
There is a big difference between winning and striving to win; having the strength to try.
My blog writing will not weaken, if I don’t win an award – because the words will always be mine.
Neither will my spirits falter, if my horses don’t come in – we will work harder in our jobs to bring home the bacon.
It is important to choose your battles and work through the hardships. I have beaten Cancer once and now I am strong in the heart, mind and soul.
Therefore, I felt this quote… was PERFECT for this week’s Wednesday Words…
“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”
What more can I say?
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Who would have thought Arnie could be so wise?! These words resonate for me in my life right now. You are obviously strong, brave and an inspiration. Best of luck at winning in all aspects of your life right now.
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Firefly Phil says
Emma, this is is very inspiring post. Not only the quote itself – powerful as it is – but how you have expressed your thoughts. Verybest wishes for Monday, from me, and, I’m sure I can say, the community here that have come to know you!
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Lesley-Anne Swann says
Can’t wait to read everyone’s Wednesday words 🙂 x
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What a perfect quote and so very true…I wish you all the deepest success of wining this heavy burdened battle…both my sister in law and mother in law both had cancer (they are both doing well now)….so I send you huge huge hugs and hope your surgery is a success x
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Helen Braid says
Such wisdom form Arnie of all people!! Its true though. This is a really beautiful post – what a strong lady you are Emma. I’m so glad you are a MAD finalist and I wish you the very best of luck for Monday xx
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Sarah MumofThree World says
Such a besutiful post. Good luck with that really big battle. Will be thinking about you and willing you to get better. X
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Stacey sparrow says
I love this quote. 🙂 xx
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Emily Tealady says
brilliant quote, very inspiring. You have so much going on yet your srength and positivity is an inspiration in itself and shines through your blog posts. Wishing you all the best and hope you win at the races!
Sorry I’m rather late! But was a busy day! But have done one now. Lovely quote from Arnie there, who would have thought? Hope you and yours are fine Emma, all the best!
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Wishing you the best of luck and wishes in both your battles! Xx
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