Rebels and rogues are alternately victorious and vilified. And often for the same action. But always, they are freethinkers; those who hear music the rest of us ignore or could never pick up on our narrow-minded radar.
This week, we celebrate the courageous and inspiring. Those who dare to take the first step, and do what everyone else said couldn’t happen.
They walk all paths of life, from Marie Skłodowska Curie to Neil Armstrong. From inventors to mountain climbers, or even the rogue in your neighborhood who advocates for positive change. Cheers to courage …
LITHOPHYTE (lithʹɘ fīt’) n. – a plant that grows on rock surfaces. [WW #117]
To boldly grow where no plant has grown before … it’s always startling and somehow inspiring, to see a hardy, determined plant defying the odds to grow strong, stemming from anything but earth.
We can learn from the little plant that could. Though you may be faced with a tough feat, don’t say it can’t be done … just that you have not yet discovered your inner lithophyte.
I think I can, I think I can … the endearing children’s story of a train, trudging up and over a daunting mountain, proved oh so long ago … you will never know if you can do something, unless you try. Put the determination of a lithophyte into your life.
Word Challenge: LITHOPHYTE. What can you do this week that will take you out of your comfort zone and stretch your imagination? Make a positive difference in your life, as you fit lithophyte into this week’s courageous writings.
Write first for yourself … only then can you write for others. (L.Rochelle)
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