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How many times have you been asked a question that you answered with just the one word Ė Because? Itís one of those words that seems to be a satisfactory answer that isnít really an answer but yet is often accepted as one. Just maybe that one small word expresses many different meanings.

Someone recently asked me why and how I always try to keep going, why I keep writing, and why I keep believing in completing tasks that seem impossible and journeys that seem to have uncharted destinations. Isnít it sometimes extremely disillusioning to be always starting and completing tasks and books only to start all over on a new project? Of course, it is. We all have things in our lives that are challenges. We all have successes and failures and hopefully we all have goals. If we donít keep going and if we donít keep accepting the challenges before us, how do we contribute to the world or even to our own circle of life, or the fulfillment of our own personal hopes and dreams? Most of us have hopes and dreams. We should all have them as well as goals. They give life purpose. But you say it's hard work to keep forging forward all the time. How and why do you keep making yourself work hard everyday? Well, I gave all the above questions some serious thought and my answer is - BECAUSEÖ

I have a Dreamcatcher to ward off evil,
I look up and pray to an invisible God,
I keep going when I should give up,
And when some one asks me why I climb against all odds,
My only answer is becauseÖ

I believe that goodness and effort is rewarded,
So I keep climbing mountains high,
When anyone asks me why I do not stop,
I reply without even a little pause,
My answer is simply becauseÖ

I wonder if Iíll ever find contentment,
That sunshine at the mountainís very top
And whenever some one asks me,
Why I keep climbing with no applause,
My answer is always becauseÖ

Because I canít stop, because I wonít stop,
Because I wonít live my life not trying,
While always endlessly wondering,
What that sunshine will feel like at the mountain top,
So Iíll climb day after day without pause,

Until next time, have a warm heart but be COOL! Be happy, be well, and be the best you that you can be!

Best Regards,

Kate Woods
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