At varying moments throughout one’s life,
It is not what that inspires them to achieve the impossible
But rather who motivates them to believe.
Perseverance in the face of adversity,
Sacrifice in times of privation,
And encouragement in the presence of doubt
build an individual’s character--
A character that is able to discover its true passions.
It is within these difficult moments
That the strength of varying relationships in one’s life
Are scrutinized to measure true value.
Despite all moments of trials and tribulations,
An individual who holds meaningful value to others
Will come to a series of self-realizations
Regarding the ability to truly depend on someone
Heedless to the struggles presented.
It is within the delicate moments--
A concerned question of a stranger
Or the gentle touch of a friend--
An individual may become motivated,
Yet nothing has the ability to compare to
The compassionate hug of a parent,
A parent who has displayed true characteristics of
Perseverance, sacrifice, and encouragement.