Don't quit. Just do it! This too shall pass. It doesn't matter which letters of the alphabet you choose to spell the message. The bottom line is Thou Shall Not Quit. Cougars don't give up. Yes, we let go of things we don't need like anchors in a swimming pool or people who drain you of ideas or energy. Then, we keep moving forward.
When in doubt, look at the history of all the amazing women who have overcome seemingly insurmountable odds to become Prime Minister or Secretary of State or literate in a country where women were forbidden to attend school. If that doesn't work, look at your personal history. Remember the victories small and great. Despite the pain between the gains, you survived. All those tears dried. The late nights turned into bright mornings. The relationships were either restored or permanently destroyed and you formed new ones. Your shattered heart didn't need all the king's horses or all the king's men to put it back together. It healed. It may never be the same, but it healed and it works or you wouldn't be reading this blog. So carry on. Don't quit dreaming and most definitely don't quit loving. If you close your heart, make it temporary--for reconstruction. Then, love and live again.
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