To fail, to know the agony of defeat, to know you will never get up again, to know that you’ve lost is all and will never recover; but you do.
To succeed, to know the taste of victory, to be #1, top of the heap, to know that you are the master, to know you will never have to suffer again, to know from here on out there will nothing but gravy and be wrong.
To love and be loved, to doubt enough to be humble but not so much that you are disabled.
To trust even when you know you’re being taken for a ride because the ticket girl who doesn’t know you are the mark needs to feed her child.
To forgive when you haven’t done anything wrong, to give thanks when you’re doing the giving.
To laugh when it’s not funny, to cry when it is. To listen when you’d rather talk, to stand so others can sit.
To pray not when you are in trouble but to thank God for all you got.
To know that everything is temporary so you will give praise before the end.
To know that there are truly no endings just beginnings that start all over again.
To be the first to hug and the last to say goodbye.
To cherish every single minute and stop questioning why.
To be you even when all have turned against you and it would be easier to blame someone else.
To know you aren’t perfect but understand that’s what gives you wealth.
To grow until you can’t, to keep moving when you’d rather sleep.
To love for another moment, to know the night will let you dream.
To not just know joy but leave it where you’ve been.
To be at peace with yourself and the soul that lies within.
by Fred Cuellar, author of the best-selling book “How to Buy a Diamond.”