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"I think I can. I think I can. I think I can." -The Little Engine That Could

“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win.”

on July 7, 2012

— Margaret Thatcher

Most of us feel this huge sense of relief to know that something we care deeply about is worth the fight. We all have this hope that when we have slayed the dragon that today brought us, we will never face it again. Amidst dropping the kids off at school, going to work, helping everyone we could, making it home safely, and doing everything else the world asks, you find a pattern emerging… the dragon of yesterday has risen. Unfortunately this particular phoenix of struggles and tribulations can rise again and again… and again. It’s during these times that we need to remind ourselves– as warriors, does a war consist of one battle? Does someone engaged in combat have only one problem to overcome before declaring victory? Or, is it the more likely scenario that this same tyrant must be faced again and again until one day, it does not return. You hope and you pray that each day you have the strength and wisdom to win the battles you can and survive those you can’t today. Please pay close attention to how that last line was phrased. I refuse to declare defeat in your name or anyone else’s. You, as much as anyone else, have a fighting chance. You may not win this battle today. You may not win it in a week. And after a while of fighting and (seemingly) winning the same battle over and over again, you may feel run down. I will leave for you here a fountain from which to drink. Nourish yourself in hope and remind yourself that you can win. Whether it’s the first battle or the last… you can win.

So long as you have the courage to FIGHT.

Love and Light,



2 responses to ““You may have to fight a battle more than once to win.”

  1. As a person with a name like the healthy warrior, I understand exactly what you are speaking about. I live some of it everyday.

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