Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Defeated by Life

It is easy to defeat the defeated. They’ve already decided to let you win.

So if you have lost your self-confidence and don’t think you can achieve your goals, sit down and make a list of all the things you have going for you.

"Hey, Tina, I have nothing going for me."

"Really? You have no family, or friends, or co-workers that like you?"


"What about your health? Your ability to learn new things? The way your smile lights up a room. Everyone has something."

This reminds me of a story I heard as a child. It was about two men. One man had died and everyone it the town was glad because he was a mean, cruel, ugly man. Everyone thought he had no redeeming qualities.

But everyone in town was going to the man’s funeral.


Because the other man, who only saw the good in people, was going to tell everyone the mean man’s one redeeming trait.

The church packed. Someone asked. "What can you say was good about Mr. Mean?"

The answer: "He could whistle like a nightingale."

Find that one thing that makes you happy and dance like a hummingbird.


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