Once upon a time there was a woman who experienced a ping when she came across the word PREVAIL, and adopted it as her personal motto.
But because she wanted and needed a constant reminder
that she would PREVAIL, she contacted at Silver Freckles.
More than two years went by and the woman wore her beautiful bracelet every day, and it motivated her as she ran and wrote, parented, gardened, and lived her life.
Then one day not too long ago, the woman happened across a wise post from that included this:
” . . . when I sit down to write, I need to do it with actual commitment.
This means a few different things. First, that I need to make the commitment
to sit down and do the work. Second, that when I sit down to do the work,
I need to be willing to really and truly go wherever it is that I need to go for that particular piece.”
Another ping went off in the woman’s head.
So once again, she contacted at Silver Freckles.
And now the woman has two shiny reminders of how she’d like to live her life:
COMMIT to what it is she wants to do and then PREVAIL in her efforts.
So that’s the tale of the two talismans.
And the woman? Well, she’s living happily ever after.
11 thoughts on “The Tale of Two Talismans”
Now I’m curious if those words show up in your writing.
Gratitude is the word I most often fall back on. It covers a lot of issues for me.
It’s funny, Pat, but I don’t think they do show up in my writing. They’re my motivators for working hard to find the right words for what I’m trying to express, though.
Gratitude is a wonderful word and does seem to be extra-flexible in its applications.
Re: Keep coming up with motivating words…
Good thing I have very long arms and legs because words have a way of grabbing my fancy!
Evidence of a true story teller. 😀
Oh, I like how you think. Hope your weekend is happily-ever-after, Tracy.
I like the bracelets, and the wise words you’ve shared from Kelly. I believe the woman who is living happily ever after will both commit and prevail. 🙂
Thanks for reading along with me, Jeni. That Kelly really nailed it, methinks, and I hope to carry out my mission. 🙂
Wonderful words to live by! And I believe you are doing both.
They are wonderful words to live by and I appreciate your belief in my efforts, Amy. Thank you!
That is awesome. Really and truly.
YOU are awesome, really and truly. Thanks again for the ping, Kelly.
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