An Inspriational Message From Your Webmaster

  
A friend of mine sent me the following recently and I thought I would share it with you all of you. I found the words especially inspiring in light of the current uncertainty going on in the world today. I hope you find them comforting as well.

"AND CHANGE IS NOT THE SAME AS FAILURE"

"I consider myself to be fairly successful in life. I've worked hard, I’ve been smart, and I’ve pushed through when the going got tough. I know that success is not always a straight road and that along the way, there can be unexpected changes.

Three months ago, none of us would have guessed the extent to which all our lives have changed and reorganized. I still believe that success occurs when we learn something different and do something different. Sure, I know that sometimes there are detours . . . but we need to keep going towards our destination, rather than turning back or quitting. I believe that failing at something is merely a setback, and that failing is not the same as quitting!

You might be familiar with the quote by Thomas Edison, inventor of the light bulb, who said: 'I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.'

I think one of the greatest gifts we can give our friends and family members, including children, is the capacity to publicly endure difficult change. They witness our strength to persevere, so they aren't allowed to quit . . . and they begin to recognize the capacity for resilience within themselves.

As I look back on the first half of 2020, I am satisfied that I've succeeded overall, but recognize that I’ve also failed a few times. I've learned things I didn't know before and am a better person for it."

To that I would only add a quote that has been on my desk for a long time and has sustained me many times. I'm sorry that I cannot recall the source of this quote, but that does not make it any less valid. It goes like this:

"Your dream doesn't have an expiration date. Take a deep breath and start over."

STAY SAFE, EVERYONE!
WE WILL GET THROUGH THIS!

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