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  • Writer's pictureCarol Wiebe

The Only Life You Can Save

. Some people spend all their time trying to jump through the hoops that others hold in front of them.

That doesn’t interest me.

The only hoops I care to jump through are the ones I set in place myself: to reach my goals, my dreams, my highest potential.

Hoop Game

I can’t think of anyone who has said this better than Mary Oliver:

The Journey One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice– though the whole house began to tremble and you felt the old tug at your ankles. “Mend my life!” each voice cried. But you didn’t stop. You knew what you had to do, though the wind pried with its stiff fingers at the very foundations, though their melancholy was terrible. It was already late enough, and a wild night, and the road full of fallen branches and stones. But little by little, as you left their voices behind, the stars began to burn through the sheets of clouds, and there was a new voice which you slowly recognized as your own, that kept you company as you strode deeper and deeper into the world, determined to do the only thing you could do– determined to save the only life you could save.

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