The Tenacity To Live – Breathe

Published by Deborah Negron M.A.
Centro de Vida

I admire those who speak. Those who tell it like it is. I admire those who preach and share the good news of a life that’s free. Their voices have been heard through the ages. They have changed the course of history. The lives they have molded and affected are thriving now in God’s presence. Unashamed to show others that God has made us all one race. A Myriad of colors, beautiful and unique. A Mosaic of Beauty Precious lives for all to live.

I admire the human spirit..
The eill to live, to strive, to breathe, to exhale.
I admire the tenacity of the oppressed who disengage their fear and activate their voice.
I admire thise who fight for equality and freedom. Those who not with weapons and attacks but with reason and demands come and voice their claims.

I admire the women and men who have fought for the freedoms of others, for the rights of many and to give them a place to speak. I admire the one ones who fought bravely and died to set a precedent that stands. Their blood still cries out for discrimination to end and people to live free.
These are the Brave.

I admire the man who grew up and in spite of statistics and projections, he made his own decisions and made of himself a decent man, he fought to thrive with all odds against him and stood for more than the status quo. He is a man of valor who swam against the stream. He is that man God enabled him to be in spite of other powers that be.

I admire the ones fighting for their lives as the Chemotherapy goes in to their veins and they pray God let it work. I look at their desire to have more days and even in in it all they have the wherewithal to try.

I admire the single parents raising their children with challenges that no one should have. Yet they raise sons and daughters who are full of promise and purpose, love and stability in spite of their many lacks.

I admire the woman who stands by her man and works alongside him to provide for their children the most possibilities. She sits to do homework, she teaches them lessons of life and skills to survive in the world. Dad knows he can trust her. Together they are a powerhouse, they equip their children to make the most of their lives, to live with purpose and thrive.

I admire the homeless, the ones who people ignore. They have learned to live life to the core. With a myriad of deficits they still breathe. They find comfort in sleeping, walking and in the kindness of these. The world is their platform and yet they negate the pressure of others who want to regulate. They are alive and still living in spite all their pain, their loneliness and their abandonment cannot stop them from breating and exhaling.

I admire the elderly folks, those who have lived long, hard and well. Those whose wrinkles demonstrate their ability to walk, to think, to evaluate and to believe. They have seen many sad days and they have witnessed much change. They have seen how society has collapsed with disdain.
They knew life when it was simpler, nobler and free. When a neighbor cared for the other and a helping hand was sure. They are still loving and experiencing each single breath, they are privy to life’s Joy’s and unrest.

I admire the child who has grown up alone. Who’s pare ts have not always been there and yet they are kings and queens of their own thrones. They walk and think of life through fresh eyes in spite all their loss. They still dream and still believe and still purpose to cling…

I admire the parent of that little child who was diagnosed with some condition unknown. How they smile, and love and hold and care regardless of their breaking heart, they have hope. They have a drive to give that child the most, all they can and more. The y value the very breath that little child breathes no matter what. Each life is a gift.

I admire those who work to teach, to heal, to guide, to help and to carry the weight for others. These are people I hold dear. They have understood that the act of breathing is not just a gift but a great responsability.

Cling on to this life, for it is God given.
Press on through the night when loss has been had. When tears wet your pillow and the will to survive seems to be gone, Press on.

Life is a gift, it is an adventure. It is what you make it out to be. In the midst of your struggle remember the good Lord gave your lungs the oxygen you need.
In the midst of your celebration remember it is because of grace you can rejoice.
In the midst of your highs and your lows remember that God loves us all.
Though pain and sorrow can come to many, joy and living is our gift. Though circumstances may change and times may be varied and many. Remember the attitude with which you choose to live is your alone.

Your perspective, your take on it all is your own. You can choose if you remain in that negative state or if you don’t.
You decide if your yesterdays are all that you have, should you wallow in your sorrow that’s up to you.
Should you be brave and decide that the past can’t define you. If you d ed cide that the days gone by are behind you…
You can thrive, strive, and begin life again. With one foot in front of the other you can decide to walk in a new direction.

Oh this life is a gift, don’t forget that.
Do not hold on to fear, let it go.
Do not cling to hatred, it is poison.
Do not hold on to strife it is a waste of time.
Fight the good fight, Live life to the fullest.
Press on and Believe there is Hope.
Take Courage and walk on through that fire, I promise if you do, you will get through the storm.

Cry out to the God of the Heavens. Your Maker and Mine is the Lord. He will give you the Peace necessary…
He will give you that tenacity.
I promise you, you can make it.
Your were created for prosperity, and a life abundant. Your life matters more than you imagine. Come on ask the Lord for Peace.

Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord , thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:11-13

Therefore, if any one is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away, behold, the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.
2 Corinthians 5:17‭-‬19

God has give us breath and this life to live. I pray we make the most of it and live people live.

No weapon formed against us will prosper when we Believe. Jesus gives us life and that more abundantly

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