I think we have all been there at one point or another, we have all lived in that moment when we feel that we can no longer endure what we are going through. We are convinced that we cannot go on another day or take another step in the direction we are headed . We feel defeated and unworthy-- hopeless even. We look around at our current circumstances and wonder how or why we ended up where we are. Our knees have buckled, our foundation has been rocked- we have hit rock bottom.  But somehow in one way or another we manage to get back up, nurse our skinned knees and bruised souls and keep going. We refuse to be defeated by our circumstances and we make the conscious decision to look at life in the face and boldly commit to push forward. Our resiliency and belief in ourselves carries us into places we thought we would never go and do things we once thought were impossible. We get past the hurt, defy the odds and come out on the other side with a new found perception and respect for our own abilities and strength. The fight may not be over and the tides may not have completely turned but we have discovered within our hearts a glimmer of hope that we never knew existed and with this we fight, we overcome, we take the next step.