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A LIFE JOURNEY

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A LIFE JOURNEY

There was a time in my life when I was Self-assured
and I experienced the Esteem of my fellow man.
I could walk into a roomful of strangers and have no qualms
about the dangers of a slip of the tongue, as I knew I would have 
a quick and witty repartee for them.

Of course, that time in my life passed all too quickly, as I grew 
older and "full of wisdom" taught by life's experiences.  The self-assurance
I had when I was 18, transformed into a more cautious, yet still 
estimable 25.  Taking what I knew to be the deceitful practices of 
unscrupulous and dishonest men,  I reassessed my own life in terms of
its self-assurance and esteem.

I found that I it was more difficult to be sure of myself in every situation; 
that because of the pain I had to endure at their hands I would now look
at my life through the ever emptying glass of self-worth, prestige, and 
know-it-all attitude. I had to find my guide, again.

Others now pointed out the foibles that were inherent in my character.  I took note of
these observations, only to find that too many of them were true.  However, I also began
to realize that in order for me to again regain the esteem of the person I saw each
morning in the mirror, I had to better follow my original mission statement of life ~ TO
HELP PEOPLE.   

I began this mission in earnest by careful assessment of the past mistakes I had made in
judgment, my personal sins of commission and omission, and a renewed faith in God's mercy.
 It has been a struggle for over 30 years now, and I have a renewed Esteem and
Self-assurance because of my belief in Him.

Of the gifts He gave to me in that time of searching, the most important and influential
were a new wife and family, their love and affection, and the ability and confidence to
write words like these for you to read.  

Now, I can again enter that room of strangers and have the ability to speak to them
without the doubts that have plagued me for these many years.  I owe it to the Lord above,
thank Him for His generosity to me, and pray that you will also know His Loving Will in
your life.    VIVAT JESUS!

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  1. Date: 11/12/2010 9:02:00 AM
    Great account on your life, Dan! habe mich sehr an diesem Gedicht erfreut! Viele Gruesse, Gert

  1. Date: 11/8/2010 12:08:00 PM
    Anything and everything was written about this weekend. I am enjoying reading all the wonderful poetry written this past weekend and this morning. Thank you for sharing your writing Dan. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/7/2010 2:50:00 PM
    Life is a journey of self-discovery and self-actualization. Good for you for rising above the deceit and struggle and becoming the man you were born to be. I hope you entered this in the "Switch" contest. It's perfect.

  1. Date: 11/7/2010 1:22:00 PM
    Daniel...quite detailed account of life poetically captured. many thnx Daniel for visiting my poem "HIS way remains same....." and leaving encouraging comments. Luv/Besy wishes....Hitendra Mehta