” … As the sun rises to light the physical earth, I rise to meet it …”

Where were you Chronicles + Beautiful quotes on perseverance

A few moments later, she returned with a glass of water, a face towel and more clean clothes. Christian gazed up at her. His eyes were so piercing that she stopped and set the glass down on the counter. She wanted to back out of the bathroom and regroup. She wondered what he was thinking as she stood nervously holding the fresh towel and clothing.

“Can I sit with you?” Nadia asked.

 She was everything he had been searching for. Yet he had never known such hatred; a name never left such a horrible stain in his life than that of his mother, Nadia’s. Ray, too, interrupted his life and brought with him nothing but confusion. A stain that he never thought of or noticed, until Nadia showed up smiling and expecting greatness of him. Flashing their grins and dragging him down with their pressure to leave or be “better”.

Better, he thought. What did she really want from him?


Christian Shane, a heavy-hearted young man, is slowly becoming unglued. His home life is anything but orthodox; riddled with drugs, and an ominous feeling that what is left of his world will soon come crashing down upon him.

Christian has begun to give up on himself and on his future.  He has been betrayed or abandoned by everyone who has claimed to love him. But before Christian can give up on life, he will be forced to look deep within himself …

What will he find? Will Christian persevere and rise to the light? Or will he self-destruct and reflect the type of person he swore he would never become?


“As the sun rises to light the physical earth, I rise to meet it …” – Donesha Thompson, Roses from Stones

Don’t be afraid of the cacti … thorns or bristles .. you are much stronger than their tickles. Keep on your route … once you’ve conquered the heat … on the other side you will find life’s water stream.” – Donesha Thompson

True courage is like a kite; a contrary wind raises it higher.” — John Petit-Senn, French Poet

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
– Thomas Edison

Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes, the ones who see things differently…because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world are the ones who do.” Rob Siltanen and Ken Segall (for Apple)

There is no royal road to anything. One thing at a time, all things in succession. That which grows fast withers as rapidly; that which grows slowly endures.” – J.G. Holland

How long should you try? Until. 

– Jim Rohn

It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.
– Albert Einstein

Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another. 
– Walter Elliott

It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. In this life we get nothing save by effort.” — Theodore Roosevelt

The Difficult is that which can be done immediately; the Impossible that which takes a little longer.” — George Santayana, American philosopher and poet

Fall seven times, stand up eight.”–Japanese Proverb

Fear is your greatest obstacle – so question your fear. If it does not serve your greatest life then do not make it your master”. Joy Page

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not… nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not… unrewarded genius is almost legendary. Education will not…. the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” Calvin Coolidge

The strongest oak of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It’s the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for its existence against the winds and rains and the scorching sun.” Napoleon Hill

Courage is resistence to fear -mastery of fear, not absence of fear.” Mark Twain

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