MKMMA Year Two, Week Nine ~ “Each Day I am Tested by Life in Like Manner”

Our good buddy Og says:

“If I persist, if I continue to try, if I continue to charge forward, I succeed.”

Have you ever questioned your sacrifice?


One of my sacrifices is sharing my living space so I can afford things I need; things that will help me move forward. ROTFL!!! Sometimes, I think to myself, “What on earth was I thinking!!!”

Yup. Life happens.

I got off balance in Week 9 both last year and this year. What’s up with that?

In real time we are in Week 13, so all you fellow MKMMA’ers have heard the great stories shared by Sarah and Luc on our Week 13 webinar. Their stories  juggled my own memory and reminded me of times when I have wanted to quit, and also some of the times when I actually did quit.

Some of those quits I do not regret because I was headed down the wrong path to begin with and needed a good, hard U-turn. But, some of those times I WAS on the right path. So, I need to put my big girl pants back on and finish that journey.

Last year I had to force myself to read Scroll 3. I hated it. I found the visuals of intentional violations toward living things that I was getting doing the readings, painful. Images of bulls being speared over and over and over again by lances of picadors had emotions of sadness pooling up my eyes. Even more painful, were images of an Oak’s greatness being hacked and mauled, one chop at a time. I feel a kinship with oaks. I have spiritual connection with all trees, but especially the magnificent Oaks.

All I could do last year is plant the seed of tomorrow’s success. I felt pain in every read, but I persisted and still was able to plant the seeds.

This year I’ve been able to find those seeds from last year, and discover that they have sprouted. Yesterday, I planted the seeds of today. Today, I plant the seeds of tomorrow…….kind of like what I’m doing living through my sacrifice. 🙂


“Your capacity for occasional blunders is inseparable from your capacity to reach your goals. No one wins them all, and your failures, when they happen, are just part of your growth. Shake off your blunders. How will you know your limits without an occasional failure? Never quit. Your turn will come.”

– from Og Mandino’s “A Better Way to Live”


My featured image is a hike I made with three of my cousins when we climbed the narrow, uphill trail to Vernal Falls, Yosemite National Park.


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Ryan Missler - December 28, 2016

Don’t we all….Don’t we all quit from time to time? The difference is in the knowing. Even though ‘this disease of the mind should infect me then I work on in despair’. Cheryl, I won’t quit on you if you don’t quit on me…deal? 🙂 Great job! Soooo loved what you wrote!

    Cherylan Hils - January 6, 2017

    Yup. Deal!

Janicke - January 6, 2017

Yup, ups and downs. You know, though, so you have come further than before. And you know that by climbing all the way up, it is so worth it.


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