What an ominous word…Obstacle.  It conjures up images of all things big and small that litter our paths each day.  Trying to keep us from the task at hand, our goals, or just plain living each day.

But we all have the ability, the stamina, the wherewithal if you will, to overcome anything life throws at us.  We just have to Believe in ourselves enough to, pick ourselves up, brush off our failures, and keep going.  That is the key…Never Give Up!

Ralph Waldo Emerson said it best….


You see, obstacles are put there to do a number of things, i.e., slow us down, make us take a detour we do not wish to take, break us completely, or be a test.

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Whatever the obstacle is in your life, whatever pain you are going through, all the daily trials you are facing… you can make it through…


The road is not promised to be easy…but the end result is worth it.  Especially if you make it through a particularly difficult obstacle.  Those difficult ones are the hardest to overcome, and the most EXHILARATING, when they are completed.

Today, I went through an obstical…a tiny one…pebble, you could say. But for me, it felt like a boulder had been placed in my path.


Thankfully, I was able to work through it, find a way around the bolder, and when I came around to the other side and looked back…it felt so good, and yes, from the other side, I could see it was just a few small stones, chained together to create the illusion of being Huge.


We all have obstacles in our daily life, but with faith and a belief in yourself, and for me, through the Grace of God…we can come through them better people.  We can learn from them and continue to make better lives for ourselves and the others that walk with us along our journey through this life.


Good luck with your obstacles…and remember…You are being Heard!


Thanks for Hearing!


Bea Heard



I just had to put the above quote first.  I keep kicking myself for not posting for a few days, then as I realize, some of my favorite bloggers…the ones that I follow regularly…don’t always blog every day….What are the reasons?

I know that bloggers don’t blog 24-7, at least most…I would assume.  We all have lives that somehow get in the way (Ha, Ha), although for some of us, it is not a laughing matter…Life, or the lack of it, does creep in now and then to take away all we set out to do in a day.

Don’t get me wrong, some of the things that take us away from writing, are good, fun things…yes, even I have been known to have a good time now and then.  But other times it is hard to focus on what needs to be done.

This week alone I had a family member in the hospital…so some of my time had been worrying about them, and today…I go a long distance…in a car…(worry, worry), because my Mom is having surgery, and of course I want to be there.  So that has taken up a bit of my time.  I know, through the Grace of God, all will be well with both family members.  But that does not take away the anxiety and fear you have for loved ones who are suffering.

So…The quote above, about not letting a bad day tarnish everything was very appropriate to this situation…and I have to remember, as many of us do, that these little setbacks are only stepping stones…a pathway, if we let them be…to better things.


With that…I will end for today, and be back tomorrow. To take a few more steps in the right direction!

Thanks again for Hearing!


Bea Heard