The Power of Struggle

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‘Power Thought For Today”

The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of those depths.

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

In this section of the book, one of the ladies I highlighted was Coretta Scott King.  Her husband did all the great speeches; he and she participated in the walk over the bridge in Selma and many other activities that involved pro-active non-violent work for Civil Rights for all of Humanity.  However after Dr. Martin Luther King was killed, she continued to work to assure his dream would be remembered and celebrated. 

Can we for one moment, think of the pain of seeing her husband, so young in his casket, and thoughts of how she would raise her small children alone.  How did she avoid severe depression?  How did she pick her self up and start over without Martin?  What motivated her?  What gave her strength doing the struggles in her life? 

I would say her faith in God and willingness to follow His direction for her life.  I also believe her friends and family who were there to be a great support system.  Strength also came from her personal ‘drive’ to change policies and create fair and equitable systems for all humans to experience civil rights at all levels. Her struggle became her strength.

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