Sometimes it may seem as if life's events have run us into a brick wall. We stop, wondering how to proceed from here. How do we get over, under, around, or even through this particular brick wall? We rap hard on the wall. Feels solid. Our knuckles are bruised. This is not going to be easy. But we muster up enough faith and grit daily to try and then try again.

Randy Pausch, in The Last Lecture, says, "The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something."  --The brick walls are there to help us learn and stretch To push ourselves to find ways to move forward, despite how much we may feel like we'd like to just sit down and quit. Quitting will do us no good.  It won't propel us forward, and it won't help us feel better at the end of the day. Paush continues, "The brick walls are there to stop the people who don't want it badly enough. They're there to stop the other people."  Don't be one of the other people. Have the faith to keep trying.  Choose faith.