Things We Do And Say and Feel

My high school English teacher told me, “English would never be my first language.”

 In school, some kids made the “honor roll,” I made the “parole roll.”

 The other day, someone asked me, “Why the book I never wrote had blank pages.”

 Growing up, my sister used to tell everybody, “She was an only child.”

 I went to take my first driving test at sixteen and showed up “without a car.”

 I was looking for my glasses once; finally found them…on my face. (dumb)

 When I was in school, I was too shy to be a wallflower…”I was the wall.”

 Things we do and say and feel.

 We all have our moments.

Hopefully, through it all…

 We learn not to take “ourselves” too seriously,

 We learn to laugh at ourselves.

 These lessons in life make all the difference.

 Learn to smile…at yourself.


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What If


Have you ever started to do something, only to stop before you reached  your goal? How many times have you repeated this process?

You set out to accomplish something (lose weight, stop smoking, save money, etc.), then before you get a good start, you stop. Always, there are the reasons why you stopped. These reasons are designed to make you feel better, but they do not offset the feeling of failure once more.

A familiar pattern for all of us at sometime or another. The more the pattern is repeated, the sooner the time comes when we no longer try. It’s not something we like to think about, but it happens.

Think about this the next time you set out to accomplish something, “One more step can make the difference between success or failure.”

When you reach the point where you start to think about stopping…remind yourself that this goal is important to you and that stopping usually happens about “one step befor you accomplish your goal.”

“One more step can make the difference between success or failure.”

Keep the Faith!


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