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NEVER GIVE UP NO MATTER HOW LONG IT TAKES


 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.

Romas 12:16


In May of 2017, I lost my oldest, and last sister to inflammatory breast cancer. There were (3) of us before our younger sister suddenly passed away in 2014 after suffering a massive heart attack. Losing my last sister brought me down so far that getting up stopped crossing my mind.

Perhaps I wanted to hurt, at least until, it didn’t hurt anymore. The kicker? During that same year, I paused my college studies in the midst of carrying a 4.0 G.P.A.

Subsequently, about two weeks into learning that my sister had cancer it became too difficult to stay focused. One day out of the blue my sister called me. She asked me to come to Atlanta to be with her. Without hesitation, I began making plans to go there.

When I arrived, which was only a fews days later, we learned from doctors that she only had 6 months to live. And if that wasn’t bad enough, it turned out that the doctors were dead wrong! Actually, my sister passed away (2) weeks after receiving the 6-month prognosis, or about (2) weeks after I got there.

Sis was 3 classes away from completing a doctoral program, at 61-years old. She and I are 10.5 months apart. She not only encouraged me to go back to school, she convinced me to stop joking about being too old to pursue a degree. Never give up no matter how long it takes!

Tomorrow will be my first day back in class. Yes, God delivered me from myself, and for that I’m so thankful. My sister is the reason that I’m going back to college to complete what I started (2) years ago, and after celebrating my 62nd birthday last month.

Something else, my husband and I are both in school as we speak. He’s working on obtaining his doctorate at age of 59? Never give up!

Sharing is caring. Never give up! Anything you put your mind to you can do!

My purpose for sharing the above is to inspire and encourage others to never give up, just in case somebody is thinking, “why is she telling us her life story.” Believe it or not, the state of one’s mind body and spirit affects decision making skills.

Striving to exist in unity yields amazing rewards, the kind that few can imagine.

We make our best decisions in life when the space in our head, body and heart is good. Good in this respect can be defined as living in harmony. To live in harmony unity must prevail. Never give up!

“When God eases pain things change.” So wait, and whatever you do inbetween, never give up.

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