Work In Progress

Optimism Thought of the Week

For Sunday, August 30, 2015

Work In Progress

By Glennel Hardy


This past week marked the ten year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.  When we look back at the devastation and how many years it took to rebuild afterwards, we see a more determined and powerful New Orleans.

In our own personal history we can look back at some devastation points that occurred in our lives, where the rebuilding process may still continue through today.  The most important lesson that we can take from Katrina, and any devastation, is that with determination we can rebuild once again.

The way I see it devastation allows us the opportunity to build something new. What we may have thought of being the best of all things, there is something that comes behind it, that’s even better.

We are all a “work in progress”, we tore something down in order to build something brand new.  A “work in progress” takes determination, some sweat, and especially some tears, but we can and must rebuild.

If things are not moving as fast as you would like them to be, it doesn’t mean you’re not making progress, it means you’re building a masterpiece. The more time and patience we put into rebuilding our masterpiece, the better off our end result will be.

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