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A Generation of Survivors

| written by Marna Marano | 8 comments


I want to think that the demographic of the readers of this wonderful blog is a large one, encompassing all ages. My perspective is one coming right out of growing up in the 1950s & 60s and how that shaped me as a woman in this walk on earth. I think I came from a generation of survivors. I see that in myself as well as most of the 60-something women I meet.

My life is a gift to be treated with respect and to value it enough to persevere and push through the roadblocks. I fell prey as many did in the economy bust of the past 5 years. At the age of 58 I lost my job and then my home and have been on a 2,800 mile trek to find my place again. With help of the Lord and friends that cared for my wellbeing I have found myself at home again. You can go home again if that’s where you belong and it may even be better than the first time around. 

For me it’s been all about surviving and coming through some fires with my head held high and always knowing the value I have. It has come from feeding myself with the right words and affirmations that I believe are divinely given to all of us. We just need to quiet our spirits down to be able to get the messages loud and clear.

I live with a strong faith that everything is meant for our good, even when it’s hard to accept it. I live by dwelling on the positive and rejecting anything that threatens my inner peace. I live with a wonderful sense of humor that has gotten me through some pretty dark places.

What are you living with today?

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Marna Marano is first and foremost a completely devoted pet Mom, born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. Having worked in a corporate environment for most of her adult life, she now has her own Etsy shops. They are her personal Phoenixes that rose from the ashes of a job loss in 2010. See her custom photo, affirmation, and One Word jewelry & accessories here, and her handcrafted original comical dog and cat art here.


Jim Kane: What a wonderful, wonderful post! This is a boost to me today! Thank you and the Lord bless you Marna! Reply

Marna Marano: If I can inspire one person by writing this then I am blessed. Jim, your words mean more than I can say. We all have God's strength in us...some of us have to dig a little deeper to get at it but it's there. You have made my day as well. Blessings! Reply

alice ansfield: thank you, marna, for the honest, open, inspiring expression from your heart. i applaud you and your journey, and all you do, give, and are. Reply

    Marna Marano: Thank you Alice....you have been a joy to meet and I can't wait to see what's down the road for both of us =) Reply

dena: Love reading your blog post Marna...you are such a beautiful person inside and out...sometimes our journey may be long...and have bumps along the way...but you are proof if we keep our head up high...and keep the faith...we can and will survive (HUGZ) Reply

    Marna Marano: Thank you, Dena! It's all about finding that strength to keep on keeping on and knowing that it will all be better than OK. We are promised abundance and have no reason to not believe it. So glad I met you! Reply

Caroline: Beautifully written Marna xx one line that struck a chord is "feed yourself with the right words" ! Everyone has a journey some are definitely tested more than others but I bet you their faith is stronger than most. You deserve to hold your head high your very lucky to have found your passion in life and it shows thru in the detail!!! Its a "job" that was meant for you xx Reply

Marna Marano: Thank you, Caroline.You have been such a blessing to me and I love how your Grandfather orchestrated the whole thing =) Think of you often ♥ Reply

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