There was a man who wanted to do some important things in his life. However all his plans went down the drain as he was attacked by a serious sickness. This man never gave up. He still wanted to do something worthwhile. The time spent in bed resulted in a great novel. If he was not sick there would not be a great novel for people to read. We should never give up in the midst of trials and all kinds of setbacks.
A Roman Catholic priest in PNG was ill for several months and that illness led to the PNG Tok Pisin Dictionary. We should not be discouraged in times of trial but spend that time doing something while like painting, singing, writing poems and even learning new hobbies.
My daughter was bullied by some of her class mates including a best friend of hers. That threat resulted in helping her father and mother more and more. She even memorized some Bible verses like Rom 8:31. She had to read this before she leaves for the school each day.
One simple way to start is write down things to do in your dairy or a piece of paper each night or in the morning. If you planning something then get it down on paper to clear your mind. If you want to write a book, a clan history or translate something, then do it while you have the time.
I once wrote a feature and it was not used in one of the weekly papers. I kept that same copy and send it to one of the daily papers and it was used as a feature article.
Someone sent me something that encouraged me therefore I want to share it with you.
One day a young lady was driving along with her father. They came upon a storm, and the young lady asked her father, what should I do?" He said "keep driving". Cars began to pull over to the side, the storm was getting worse.
"What should I do." The young lady asked? "Keep driving," her father replied.
On up a few feet, she noticed that eighteen wheelers were also pulling over. She told her dad, "I must pull over, I can barely see ahead. It is terrible, and everyone is pulling over!"
Her father told her, "Don't give up, just keep driving!"
Now the storm was terrible, but she never stopped driving, and soon she could see a little more clearly. After a couple of miles she was again on dry land, and the sun came out. Her father said, "Now you can pull over and get out."
She said "But why now?" He said "When you get out, look back at all the people that gave up and are still in the storm, because you never gave up your storm is now over. This is a testimony for anyone who is going through "hard times".
Just because everyone else, even the strongest, gives up. You don't have to...if you keep going, soon your storm will be over and the sun will shine upon your face again.
Happy Writing. Write one page at a time.