The only place you have that’s always summer

August 25, 2017


When Camus talked about the invincible summer he was referring to that indomitable spirit, the strength we find when dig deep within.

He went on to say that no matter how the world pushes against him, there’s something stronger pushing right back.

I work with people in some of their hardest times, when they are facing some of their biggest challenges and when they are at their must vulnerable. In the face of what some people must deal with, no one would blame them for buckling under the strain.

But more often than not, they walk on, putting one step in front of the other, slowly moving forward the best they know how.

It’s a privilege to be an observer to courage like that. Maybe you’ve also known people who inspire you in the same way. I

Camus was right: if we look deep within, we’ll find that invincible summer; that indomitable spirit, the strength to go on.

Maybe you’re facing challenges of your own and taking that difficult step forward every day. You have my complete respect.

Share anything below:  people who inspire you, your own tough journey, facing challenges.

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22 comments on “The only place you have that’s always summer
  1. Yup. I need a little of that courage right now. I’m calling and calling on it! Loss of my beloved Dad. Mom in need of help to resume life somehow. Me getting physically sick from all of this. Life is tough, but I plan on rallying my inner strength to face the challenge head-on. Thanks for the encouragement, Carol.

  2. This couldn’t have come at a better time for me. My courage has been a little lacking lately. I’m not sure why, but I know I haven’t been my old go-get-em self.

  3. I never understood how hard it was to take one step at a time until it happened to me (which I never thought it would). The most difficult thing in life but somehow we do it and yes I have total respect for those who need to do it.

  4. You have to keep going no matter how hard you fall. You get better at each step.

  5. Linda Hobden says:

    A friend of mine has just been told that there is nothing more can be done as her cancer has now spread extensively. I admire her guts and determination to carry on with her daily life, as much as she can, with a smile on her face. Life still has to go on, she says, it’s no good crying or moping as you’re wasting precious moments of your life. Big respect to her and all those facing a major traumas.

  6. Sapana V says:

    I think women who are handling both work and home face these kind off issues. These healing products will surely help them.

  7. Theresa says:

    I don’t think we realize how strong we actually are until we need to be. Sometimes we just have to reach down into places we didn’t knew existed and grab that strength to push forward.

  8. My biggest challenge is my weight and I know I have to fix myself from the inside first. I love to read anything positive because it opens my mind to other possibilities. I am lucky to have the support of my mom and fiancé through anything.

  9. I admire people from my parents generation. They don’t have all the fancy technology or even the same resources we have now, but they thrived in life and provided so much for our generation!

  10. You are doing such important work, Carol. That quote is so empowering and something we need to remember during challenging times.

  11. Kelly Reci says:

    We have everyday chances to live. It is always good to our mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual to maintain optimism in our lives. So let us always choose to be happy. Every day, we have the power cure the wounds of yesterday. In God’s hands, we are able.

  12. Ronnie says:

    I feel like life has been a non-ending battle forward, and it evolves and changes as we adapt or move past challenges. Challenges come and go non-stop, they are always different depending on what part of my life I’m living. Now, because of my age, my focus is career-wise challenges, but I’m still affected by past battles.

  13. Kita bryant says:

    Sometimes I get down and fear the silliest things. This post has really helped to encourage me.

  14. sheena tatum says:

    I am so thankfully I have strong people in my life. They help to keep me up to speed on being bold in my actions.

  15. Wendy polisi says:

    Luckily for me i have my husband. When I feel weak he always picks me up.

  16. Erin F says:

    Challenges definitely make us stronger. They aren’t exactly always fun but there is a bigger picture in all of this.

  17. Elizabeth o says:

    True. We all have that invincible summer within. We just have to trust in our inner tiger and connect with that place of strength.
    It may take some time but, if we persist, we will get there. I love the writings of Camus and the quotes from his body of work

  18. You’re absolutely right about that. We have that fire within us that helps us go through the challenges that we face. We can definitely survive anything so long as we hold on to that summer.

  19. Kiwi says:

    I always look at summer as the most exciting and liberating season we have as far as weather. I love that you said we can always have summer within us something exciting and liberating that is always there!

  20. Our Family World says:

    This is such a timely post. I have been in a slump lately and have not been inspired to write anything. I guess it must be because I am worried about my husband who is sick or maybe I am worried that I am sick. Whatever the cause, I try my best to move forward. Always move forward, regardless of the pace. I have to find that invincible summer within me and rekindle the fire that had me going years and years ago.

  21. Silly Mummy says:

    That’s a nice idea. Though winter is my happy season – so maybe I need my invincible winter inside instead!

  22. Tony says:

    A lack of courage is often the same as a lack of faith, and I struggle with faith in myself a lot. Finding courage is the first step in success, or even basic living, and sometimes I need to read that to regain footing. Thank you <3

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