Dec 23, 2017

It's Christmastime ~

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain 
way to succeed is always to try just one more time.....

Life as we know it is not a bed of roses.  Not in a long shot.  Many of us
 go through the motions of presenting to the world someone not 
necessarily real, someone who we would actually like to be or
 some make belief persona we want people to think we are. 
What the reasons are I can't really tell.

We all have our own "secrets" as to why we do what we do.  
I don't believe that most people are this way, but I do believe
 many are.  I at one time would have had my opinions and 
without knowing all the facts may have "judged". 

 Today I am not so fast to judge. The reason is my friend, 
yes the same one who is a bundle of laughs is also a bundle
 of sadness.  It seems to go hand in hand with her.

After a long conversation with her  I have learned that not 
all is what it seems.  Here I was thinking she was relatively happy 
and content with her life.  I mean she's always smiling, 
being funny and not seeming to have too many
 worries until recently.  It's not always easy.

What many do not realize is that the holidays are not always a 
"happy" time for everyone.  Many spend it alone.  No family. 
 No one to share that special time with them.  Yes for many 
it's loneliness and sadness rather than joy and happiness.

Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a fellow turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out.
Don't give up though the pace seems slow -
You may succeed with another blow.

Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain't all 
sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place and it will 
beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. 
You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't how hard you hit; 
it's about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. 

How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done. 
Now, if you know what you're worth, then go out and get what you're worth.
 But you gotta be willing to take the hit, and not pointing fingers 
saying you ain't where you are because of him, or her, or anybody. 
Cowards do that and that ain't you. You're better than that..!