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A reposting
« on: January 02, 2013, 02:27:36 pm »
Reading both Shad's reply and Siannan's reply in this thread turned a light bulb on that had been off for several years. (Also, for those who may not know, I was Celtee on several previous incarnations of the board.)

So I dug this up:

I was inspired to write this yesterday after picking up a sparkley purple dice on a key chain at my favourite 2nd hand store in The Dalles yesterday afternoon.


Life is like a game of chance. It is what you make of it.

Amazing thing, life. I mean, really; stop and think about it for a bit.

Believe it or not, we all start out the same…as a mass of cells. By the time we’re born, our life has already started to shape us. Some of us continue to let life shape us. Others of us, however, decide to grab life by the horns and start making it into what WE want it to be!

We’re born, grow older and die.  Some of us are born too soon and barely live for several weeks while gradually growing strong enough to go home, to live for years. Others are born when they should be, thrive for a few months and then suddenly, are dead. Still others are born, grow well for years and, due to accident or illness usually, are dead too young. Others yet are born, either too early or on time, thrive and grow from childhood to adulthood, and, in the sunset of their years, finally leave this realm for another.

Life is what you make of it. You want to sit and whine about how bad you life is because you hate your job or can’t afford a new house or car or whatever? That’s fine, good and dandy. Just go someplace else so I don’t have to listen to you.

There are people the world over who have far less than many of us do. There are people the world over who live each day in constant pain because of some health issue or other. You don’t always hear them whining about it! You know why? Because they took the life that was dealt them and they made it into what THEY wanted it to be! It may not be perfect but it is their life and they are as happy as they possibly can be with it. They may have more pain than a lot of us and/or they may not have much by a lot of standards but they are doing their level best to live life to the fullest!

During our journeys, we have many opportunities to learn. Sometimes, the lessons are hard ones. Other times, we’re not even aware that we’re learning until we look back on our experiences weeks, months or even years later. Always, however, do we have the chance to learn.

We make mistakes, sure. Who doesn’t? As long as we learn from our mistakes and don’t repeat them, we’ve truly learnt.  If we don’t learn from our mistakes, we get to repeat them until we do. Unfortunately, some people don’t learn and seem to repeat the same mistakes over and over again.

Remember this…life truly is a game of chance and it DOES become what you make of it!

AKA Kelly Connor
19 October 2007
Deflated, but not defeated, I awaken.
Discouraged, but not destroyed, I rise.
Down, but determined, I try again.
~Doe Zantamata

Trying times are not the times to stop trying.
~Ray Owen


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