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                                   jessica villaverde

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"Words of Inspiration"

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.

The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, and comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows the great enthusiasms,the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worse, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold
and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat."

This quotation, is part of a speech delivered by President Roosevelt at the Sorbonne in Paris on April 23, 1910.

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"A clay pot sitting in the sun will always be a clay pot.  It has to go through the white heat of the
furnace to become porcelain."
                                                     --Mildred W. Struven

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"Do not dismiss your dreams. To be without dreams is to be without hope; To be without
hope is to be without purpose."          --  Author Unknown

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Jessica

"J is for jewel, heart of pure gold
E is for expressive, a happy soul
S is for special, beauty that's rare
S is for sweet, loving and fair
I is for intelligent, bright as the sun
C is for caring, thoughtful one.
A is for angel, a joy from above.
Jessica, so precious, and so loved.

"Adversities"

This parable is told of a farmer who owned an old mule. The mule fell
into  the farmer's well. The farmer heard the mule 'praying'-or-whatever
mules  do when they fall into wells.

After carefully assessing the situation the farmer sympathized with
the mule, but decided that neither the mule nor the well was worth the
trouble  of saving.  Instead, he called his neighbors together, told them
what had  happened...and enlisted them to help haul dirt to bury the old mule
in the well and put him out of his misery.

Initially, the old mule was hysterical!  But as the farmer and his
neighbors continued shoveling and the dirt hit his back...a thought
struck him.  It  suddenly dawned on him that every time a shovel load of
dirt landed on his  back...HE WOULD SHAKE IT OFF AND STEP UP!

This he did, blow after blow. "Shake it off and step up...shake it
off and  step-up ...shake it off and step up!",  he repeated to encourage
himself.

No matter how painful the blows, or how distressing the situation
seemed  the old mule fought "panic" and just kept right on SHAKING IT OFF
AND STEPPING UP!

It wasn't long before the old mule, battered and exhausted, STEPPED
TRIUMPHANTLY OVER THE WALL OF THAT WELL!
What seemed like it would bury him actually helped him...all because
of  the manner in which he handled his adversity.

THAT'S LIFE!   If we face our problems and respond to them
positively, and  refuse to give in to panic, bitterness, or self-pity...THE
ADVERSITIES  THAT COME ALONG TO BURY US USUALLY HAVE WITHIN THEM THE
VERY REAL  POTENTIAL TO  BENEFIT US!



"Never be afraid to try something new. Remember that amateurs built
the  ark.  Professionals built the Titanic."


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