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Saturday, October 06, 2012

By Tim Connor
It's only a word.
But it carries with it so much pain
and so little concern
so much frustration
and so little respect,
so much stress and so little
that people spend their lives
running through their days
in the hope of avoiding the long arm
of this little word.
To test our vision, you must risk
To temper your ego, you must attempt
the impossible.
To tell your story, you must
take a chance.
To see beyond the horizon, you must
spread your wings.
To be all you can be, you must
stretch, flex, try, and go beyond
your proven limits.
To bridge the silence, you must risk
To advance into the unknown, you must
risk the peril of all your
previous beliefs and emotions
that feel so secure.
Failure is not negative. It is a teacher.
It molds, refines, and polishes you
so that one day your light will
shine for all to see.
It isn't the failure you experience
that will determine your destiny,
but your next step and then the next
that will tell
the story of your life.

thanks so much for coming by.....
your support is greatly appreciated.....
blessings and hugs........lita


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SHIROIHANA 11/10/2012 6:15AM


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CATIATM 10/10/2012 10:19PM

    Wonderful! Thanks, Lita!

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HOPESINGH 10/9/2012 5:16PM

    I think they wrote this poem about me emoticon

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VELVETLADY1950 10/8/2012 2:47PM

    Great Words of Wisdom. Thank you for sharing so much! Sparking for sparkles... Velvet emoticon

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CASE4GRACE 10/8/2012 9:18AM

    Thank you for sharing this, Lita. I miss you!

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PLMITCH 10/8/2012 8:40AM


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TEXASGIRL48 10/8/2012 7:43AM

    Thanks Lita for a thought provoking poem. You always come up with one at the appropriate time. Hope you are doing well.

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LIVINHEALTHY9 10/7/2012 8:10PM

    Thanks, Lita

Love This!

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SEAWILLOW 10/7/2012 2:27PM

    I love this! Thanks for sharing!

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AQUAGIRL08 10/7/2012 1:58PM

    Thanks, Lita! The only way we can learn is from our own mistakes. Turn your failures to your own advantage and learn from them.

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 10/7/2012 10:25AM

    Thanks Lita!!

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WILLOW49 10/7/2012 8:57AM

    Thanks for sharing with us :)

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KELPIE57 10/7/2012 2:36AM

    Thank you

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MILADY_LCF 10/7/2012 1:12AM


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ERIECANALGAL 10/7/2012 12:23AM

    emoticon blog. Very interesting.

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SHARON10002 10/7/2012 12:22AM

    Great blog, Lita. I know I have been guilty of self sabotage because of fear of failure. This is well written and helps us point our compass back to true north. Thanks for the reminder.
Love the new look of your page. The colors are very calming and soothing . . .

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FLEMIDG 10/7/2012 12:14AM

    It's funny how one little word can cause so much fear in a person, isn't it? Thanks for the lovely blog. We all need to think about this.


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DOLPHINSINGER72 10/6/2012 11:54PM

    I am always scared of failure. I will actually stop doing something because of fear of failure. Things I really want to do and care about. It is horrible. Thank you for reminding me that risks are worth it!

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