Both a seeker
and a scarred sage
I am approaching
that certain age
when you
learn that
each decision
Fear is both
a bully and
a coward
stand up to it
more than
once and it

Mine heart
has felt
the glory
of the dawning
of this dream
to be found
a few steps
beyond the
searing pain
of defeat

Each time
you fall
you must rise
to your feet
because with
you will win
and this
success is
so sweet.

~Eric Vance Walton~

Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is a beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it. Life is a challenge, meet it. Life is a
duty, complete it. Life is a game, play it. Life is a promise,
fulfill it. Life is sorrow, overcome it. Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it. Life is a tragedy, confront it. Life
is an adventure, dare it. Life is luck, make it. Life is life, fight
for it!

— Mother Teresa (1910-1997) Albanian Missionary