Meaning behind the anchor

“Have an anchor so that life doesn’t toss you around”
Debby Ryan

unnamed“I don’t know how you do it,”
“How do you keep yourself from getting lost amongst everything going on?”
I’ve heard those statements, or variations of them, more times than I can count these last years. The truth is, there have been times where I have lost my way. Moments where I was barely keeping myself afloat. After all, I am only human. The truth is, as different as each of us is from one another, we are all similar in that none of us makes it through life in pristine condition.
Everyone has a battle to overcome. No matter your skill, your knowledge or technique, the battle is just as much about heart as it is skill based. It was in the times where I was ‘white knuckling’ through life that I had to ask myself why I continued to fight, when the easier option would have been to simply give in and give up. The answer then and will always be that I fight for my family. I fight for the support system that I have nurtured, everyone biologically related by blood and those related by love. Personally, I am the type of person that doesn’t place so much emphasis on genetics. If there is love, respect, understanding and common ground, well, you’re family to me. You’re a part of the support system that keeps me going and I thank you!
“For me, my family have been what’s really been my anchor, grounding me, helping me navigate through a lot of the things that should have destroyed me!”
Kirk Cameron
Cameron eloquently and perfectly expresses such an important part of my recovery. If you find yourself in the middle of a battle, you’re tired and quickly losing your motivation and fight, find the one thing that keeps you afloat. Find your anchor and trust in it. With the right anchors, no matter the current, challenges, you’ll never be adrift!

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