Determination 

Recently I participated in counting alewives making their annual spawning run on the Nequasset River near Woolich Maine.

I was quite stirring to see the determination of this small fish as they swam up a brand new fish ladder at the dam at Newquasset.

Upon passing through the final chute a three foot long snapping turtle waited for them with hungry jaws along with ospreys, gulls and Eagles. On returning some of the same fish were missing chunks of flesh from their bodies, yet they were determined to return to their home in the Atlantic Ocean.

We have our minds to work with on our journey of Life. Let us be just as determined to work with the obstacles we discover in our minds. Let us free ourselves to the true reality.