Respite: A short interval of rest or relief

“Start by doing what’s necessary;
then do what’s possible;
and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”
Francis of Assisi

So often, when we want to give up, let go, or dropout, if we can hang on for one moment more, we might find ourselves turning the situation around. Everyone has these moments and must deal with them from time to time, whether it is deciding about a job, a relationship, a child, a parent or a course of action.

Of course, there are times when the best decision is to let go and move on, but such moments should be contemplated carefully. Running away is rarely the answer and when we choose not to run away, it is amazing how good we can become at accomplishing what we once thought of as impossible!

– Connie Popp

Dr. Connie PoppDr. Connie Popp is a board member for The Center for Life Transitions as well as an active facilitator for the Center’s Life-SHIFT and Job Search Courage programs. She is also the Director of Campus Ministry at Alverno College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Read more.