I actually don’t know if this will be a series or not but I wanted to share with ya’ll some of the struggle that I have that I know some of you can relate to. Or maybe it will just make you feel better that someone else has the same problem as you. =)
All this week and last I've been working on a entry for a contest on Your Story Central. I wrote, rewrote and edited it to what I thought was as good as it could get and I submitted it on the 2’nd. I was so excited, I checked the blog several times a day for the results, I got pumped up about what I would do if I won. Today they announced the winners.
I wasn't among them.
I cried. Honestly, I was really disappointed. It was hard to except that something I had worked that hard on wasn't good enough to win a contest. I understood that there was probably a lot of entry’s and that for every contest there had to be losers but it was still a disappointment.
Then I looked at my entry’s title. Get Back Up Again. Do you know how much meaning that holds when your lost in disappointment? Then my sister gave me a gift, saying she loved my story, even if the judges didn't.
It was right then that I decided the next chance I get I’m going to enter that story into another contest and another and another. I’ll keep perfecting it till I can make it worthy to win a contest, or even if it doesn't ever win a single prize it will hold a special place in my heart because it helped me, and is helping me, learn to always get back up again.
I just wanted to share the last line of the entry with ya’ll because I felt it had good meaning for this post.
I thanked God for small victories, because they give us the strength we need to fight the bigger battles.
Someday I’ll share the whole entry with you. =) Also later in the day I found the perfect quote on Pintrest to go with this. =)
"A strong person is not the one who doesn't cry. A strong person is one who is quite and sheds tears for a moment then picks up her sword and fights again" -Unaccredited-
Thanks for listening ya’ll!