top of page

Difficult Times

"A difficult time can be more readily endured if we retain the conviction that our existence holds a purpose - a cause to pursue, a person to love, a goal to achieve." John Maxwell.

This is not a unique quote but it is an important one. The sentiment is old, and comes from every culture on earth because it is engrained in us neurobiologically. The journey in life imparts the meaning, and the joy. Not the achievement of the goals themselves.

My mother had a kidney transplant many years ago, and she got through to the other side of dialysis, and multiple surgeries because of her children. We hadn't grown up yet. It made her adversity worth the effort to see us graduate high school.

In comparison to something like that it seems trivial to talk about writing, but it's not. Not writing, or art of any kind, or your work, or your meaningful hobby. When the world gets tough, and it will get tough; tougher than you can imagine it can be, you will ask yourself what do I have for tomorrow? If you have not lived a life establishing meaningful connections, hobbies and existence, you will come up empty. I don't want that for anybody.

Find meaning in your hobbies. If you are on this site it is more likely writing. Because in those difficult times, your writing can give your life the meaning it needs to pull through the hard times.

4 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All


Rated 0 out of 5 stars.
No ratings yet

Add a rating
bottom of page