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A Philosophy for a Successful Life
To live; to
learn; to love and be loved;
and to give what I have to give.
participate enthusiastically in all life has to offer,
life’s challenges with all the courage and faith I can muster,
To achieve all that is in my heart
and in all facets of my hopes and desires,
To live as
an indominable spirit—unstoppable
A life with
purpose, touching others, and rich in memories and experiences.
To be able
to turn challenges, setbacks and defeats
Into new and
To pass on
to others the joys and rewards of the perpetual pursuit of knowledge and
that I know not all, and accept every encounter as a chance to gain insight,
knowledge and inspiration.
always an open mind, receptive to opportunity and new perspectives.
To love and
and unconditionally all the souls I meet along with way,
To grasp the
virtues of patience, confidence, respect and respectability,
faith in others and in myself,
To trust and
in the integrity of others, to praise their accomplishments, encourage their
efforts, and bless them for their example.
All that I
To be a
cheerleader for those who are struggling to be better than they are,
them in their struggle, knowing that sharing their difficulty lightens the load
of my own obstacles,
others who are moving in positive directions, friendships which keep our lives
laughter, those gems of human interaction; tears, that spontaneous relief of
human frustration and frailty; and success, honoring all those who contributed
For no one
succeeds in life alone.
To give what
I have to give—
all I can give will be returned tenfold, and from unexpected places.
unexpected gifts, treasures beyond price,
keep my life an exciting and wonderful journey.
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