Nearly a year ago, a good friend of mine bought me a book: Great Quotes from Great Women.
Tonight, I happened to pick it up. At random I opened to page 24 and read this:
When you get into a tight place and it seems you can’t go on, hold on, for that’s just the place and the time that the tide will turn. –Harriet Beecher Stowe, 1811-1896
If I had read page 24 the day my friend so generously gifted me this bit of pocket inspiration, I may have mistaken Harriet for a naive optimist at best, and a liar at worst.
Tonight, I’m just thankful this great woman and her wise words came to me at exactly the right time–when I could hear (and know) their truth.