First I’d like to welcome my newest followers, thanks for joining! You can see I’m getting very close to 100 followers. We’ll have to do something fun for that!
Elana Johnson is having a never surrender blogfest! She’s celebrating the release of her new novel, you guessed it, SURRENDER, which is a sequel to POSSESSION. You can sign up for the blogfest here. All you have to do is blog about a time you didn’t surrender. There is also a drawing you can enter.
The idea of this blogfest caught my attention. Never Surrender. Everyone has stories they can tell about not surrendering, about trying harder, working longer to get their goals. I LOVE the idea of getting to know everyone’s stories. And I love the hope and inspiration that it should provide.
The only thing was I couldn’t think of any one big moment in my life that was a Never Surrender moment. For me, not surrendering is a small choice you make a billion times every day. Getting out of bed when you know you’re going to have to read the same picture book 800 times, or that your kitchen will never be clean. Getting out of bed to go to a difficult job, or to take care of a sick relative. Being patient, being happy, working hard and always moving forward. That is not surrendering. It’s the little choices each day, that add up to our attitude, the pathways we travel and our whole mortal experience. Life hasn’t turned out exactly as I planned (I don’t think anyone can say it has) But because of the choices I make each day life is pretty good.