And the lesson is never give up…


When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.

Harriet Beecher Stowe


Well hello! I’ve missed you all. I know; I disappeared. It was a temporary hiatus, but I always knew I was coming back. I started to read what I was writing and I found I was bored with myself. There was too much talking and not enough doing. So I’ve been doing. Clearing my mind, getting the business REALLY off the ground and reconnecting with friends and most importantly not giving up. I’ve learned from watching others with much heavier burdens than my own.

So many lesson in the last six months too.

Here in Boston the world came apart briefly in April and I watched as people rose to meet the horror and fought back with love for each other. It was pretty amazing.

I’ve watched two wonderful, inspirational people fight their own battles with cancer and they are kicking it’s ass every day.

I’ve watched from afar while another incredibly inspirational person reinvented herself and is now doing her best to spread joy in the world. Her latest feat is raising money for cancer research; the terrorist that took her husband.

She is kicking some ass there too. Excuse my French (why do people say that?).

So it seemed like a good time to resurface and pass on a little encouragement for my friend Jacque. Fight the good fight, my friend. She doesn’t believe in giving up.

If you’d like to check her out and perhaps donate:

About Magnolia Beginnings

Just when you think you have it all down it changes again or... “Reshaping life! People who can say that have never understood a thing about life—they have never felt its breath, its heartbeat—however much they have seen or done. They look on it as a lump of raw material that needs to be processed by them, to be ennobled by their touch. But life is never a material, a substance to be molded. If you want to know, life is the principle of self-renewal, it is constantly renewing and remaking and changing and transfiguring itself, it is infinitely beyond your or my obtuse theories about it.” ― Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago

13 responses »

  1. Welcome back to the circle friend…good to see you and even better to read your spirit in those inspiring words to those you care so much about and rightly cheer then on. We all could follow your lead of more doing. Talking’s good to get things started, but unless we step up and step out, we may as well sit down and shut up. Good for you Mo, keep moving forward…xoxo

  2. I am glad to see you back. I missed your blog posts and your thoughtful comments on mine. I made it to one year and 100 posts recently and I made reference to you as you were one of the first two people who commented on my blog. I will never forget how valued that made me feel. So thank you now for the support that you have shown me over my year here.
    I am glad that you took some time out for some of the ‘doing’ that you felt was required in your life and that you are happy with how things have progressed. I wish you all the best for your forward plans.

    Absolutely LOVE that quote and it means a lot to me at this time. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Have a great week. 🙂

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