by Erroll Crawford (Veteran)
You don’t know me, nor do I know you. I’m going to write this to the reader, whoever that might be.
As a person, I went through my ups and downs; ins and outs; and good and bad. How many times has life knocked me down? Yes, sometimes I did not want to get up. But to live is a fight to itself.
I’d like to give you some spiritual food for thought that will make the body morally straight and physically strong. A person is not a failure because he or she tried something and did not succeed. Understand this. He or she only fails when he or she stops trying. For it is written that if we fall in the gutter and do not get up, we become the gutter.
So don’t give up on your dreams. The person you are inside of you. Just believe in yourself.
What I’m about to tell you is not for everyone. It is for the ones who believe in their selves by adding prayers and stepping out of faith. The faith is you.
I, too, had to believe in me just to know I can do this. Day by day, whatever was in my life in style came to me.
You see, Hurricane Katrina. All that I had worked for 32 years was gone. Yet, today my life is just above water.
I had to believe in me when life knocked me down. I had to believe that I could get up and try again.
So you, as a person, can do what I did. Don’t give up.
Now run a good race, because it’s all about you..