A Quiet Voice at the End of the Day

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, I will try again tomorrow.” –Mary Anne Radmacher

This post is dedicated to all who are struggling, facing fear, have fallen flat on our face again and again, but who refuse to give up. I’m rooting for you. May the new start of tomorrow bring you closer to what you seek; and a breakthrough to greater wisdom, joy, and inner peace.

And to those who have given up, may you find the support, love, and hope you need to carry on. I believe that you have something critically important to share with the world. I believe that of everyone. May you experience the beauty of the hearts and spirits of others and may they show to you the love, beauty, and value within yourself, so that you can once again be able to begin sharing the same with others.

May we all find our way.


About russtowne

My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children. In addition to my family, friends, investing, and writing, my passions include reading, watching classic movies, experiencing waves crashing on rocky shores, hiking in ancient redwood forests, and the beauty of kindness and nature.
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9 Responses to A Quiet Voice at the End of the Day

  1. beebeesworld says:

    Your blog touched my heart-im struggling so hard to show my family I can get through a day without “being pissy” as my teen describes it.† It is so hard- im exhausted, I felt better within myself “being pissy”, walking on eggs to make others happy is what Ive done my whole life, and it seems that the only way I will every be the person the need me to be is to “give up, put up, shut up” like I have† always done. Somehow, for some reason, after† all ive endured, feeling like i am shouldering all the pain, all the blame, all the hurt for things that were not of my doing, simply because I showed my hurt, anxiety, my disappointment. instead of acting like I had no feelings, I was made to feel weak. It makes me appear “strong” to act. to lie, to pretend† I don’t care or can just forget.

    You must have been there at some point, “a greatful Man, your words encouraged me-made me want to try again, just one more day at a time, to see if I can find even pieces of what Ive lost by allowing my hurt to show when no one wanted to hear it.† Bless you-for the courage to face that one more day…..beebee


    • russtowne says:

      Your pain and shame and anger and grief are all welcome here, my friend.

      Yes, I have have had ends of days as described in the post. Sometimes the days stretched to years. Different problems, but the feelings of pain, shame, grief, etc, were just as real and painful.

      Your comment made me feel gratitude that my post could help, and I wish I could do more than give a cyber-hug and -shoulder to you.

      May that quiet voice at the end of your day never abandon you. I am indeed rooting for you and my hope is that you’re able to find greater joy and inner peace.

      I enjoy your blog and have seen glimpses of your glorious spirit. May it and you forever shine, beebee.


  2. billgncs says:

    I am glad you encourage all of us. – thanks

  3. Oh I needed to read this today. Thank you Russ ‚ô•

    • russtowne says:

      Then I’m pleased that you found it, my friend. I thought you might have needed something along these lines and have created a couple of things that I hope will help.


  4. Andrea Kelly says:

    Thank you for your presence in this blogging community, Russ. We’re all better people for having been inspired and supported by you.

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