When I saw the prompt for the second day, I thought I was going to have a hard time with it. I don't think I am creative enough to express my life in 6 words but I am going to give it a try. Here goes:
Claire still believes in fairy tales.
I am such a hopeless and incurable romantic. I remember when I was four, I asked my dad to tell me a story about me and my future groom....about how he'd ask for my hand, etc. And I asked him to tell that story over and over. I never grew tired. I guess I have been looking for my prince ever since. Even with several heartbreaks, I still believe in happy-ever-afters. I believe in second chances, in love and in marriage. Curtis, my Canadian friend, was once so fascinated with this trait of mine that he wrote a song specially for me (which he sang in a restaurant-bar) and it was entitled, Because Claire Still Believes In Fairy Tales.
My head is bloody but unbowed.
I will borrow the words from one of my favorite poems, Invictus. I have been misunderstood, judged, betrayed, insulted in different ways and yet I can truly and proudly say that "my head is bloody but unbowed." I will continue standing and fighting for things I believe in. I will continue being me because I don't know how to be anybody else. Try as they will, they can never ever break my spirit.
The charity of Christ impels me.
I am not perfect, and sometimes I fall but this is how I try to live my life. It's the love of Christ that impels me to do the good things that I do.