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Never Give Up

Saturday, January 19, 2013

"Tammerlane used to relate to his friends an anecdote of his early life. 'I once,' he said, 'was forced to take shelter from my enemies in a ruined building, where I sat alone many hours. Desiring to divert my mind from my hopeless condition, I fixed my eyes on an ant that was carrying a grain of corn larger than itself up a high wall. I numbered the efforts it made to accomplish this object. The grain fell sixty-nine times to the ground; but the insect persevered, and the seventieth time it reached the top. This sight gave me courage at the moment, and I never forgot the lesson'." --The King's Business

You have not failed until you stop trying. Never give up.

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BEAUTIFUL_REINA 1/23/2013 3:24PM

    What a great story. I had to look up Tammerlane to see who this was about. What a great captain he must have been!

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    Great word picture!

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LYNDALOVES2HIKE 1/20/2013 9:00PM

    Wow, that is an amazing story - thanks so much for sharing it!!
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JMARIES51 1/20/2013 2:41PM

    I love this quote.
Thanks for stopping by and saying hi. You are right that I haven't been on Spark too much lately. Last week I had to work the whole 5 days, which I am not used to doing. Boy, getting up everyday and putting on that office personality is getting harder and harder for me. I am not complaining, just know I am not in very good office shape. Been fighting off a cold at the same time, so just basically work, eat sleep, repeat has been my last 10 days.
Hope things are going good for you. hugs, Joann

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FREELADY 1/19/2013 10:16PM

    So vivid. I shared this with my teens.

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GETSALONG 1/19/2013 7:54PM

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-POOKIE- 1/19/2013 10:02AM

    emoticon true xx

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JACLYN07 1/19/2013 9:25AM

    Thank you! That is very very true. emoticon

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KITT52 1/19/2013 9:20AM

    thank you so much for sharing that...
I was feeling sort of down this morning, wondering if all my efforts are worth it..
I still need to get 8 more pounds off....this hit home with me...

I will never ever give up

thanks ....

Hope things are going good for you and some of your burden has lightened....

have a healthy week

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POSITIVELY_EB 1/19/2013 9:16AM


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