No doubt there are terrible circumstances and people that limit and “confine” us.
No doubt that our lives have not turned out the way we planned.
there are countless people like us who have broken out of impossibly tough situations.
We can keep telling ourselves that our situation is different, that we are forever trapped, that we have tried but our problems are higher and deeper than others’ problems or…
we can quit laying those bricks
quit fortifying the walls with the mortar of our despair
and quit ignoring hope when it calls.
(First step: Watch, listen to, read about, and believe our heroes who smile, dance, and love outside their walls, and wonder why they stayed confined so long.)