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Life Is What You Make It

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Life Is What You Make It

I've been around a lotta years!
I've traveled the road of life!
I've had many, many, ups and downs,
times of joy, and grief, and strife!

I've tried my best, to keep looking ahead,
but on occassion, I'd pause to reflect!
I call upon, hard lessons learned,
to attain the results, that I expect!

I  tried to shape my future,
from transgressions, I've endured.
I kept my "best foot forward",
in hopes my success, would be assured!

Mistakes are part of living,
they're part of who we are.
Yes, life can be bewildering
and sometimes quite bizarre!

It's how we react when troubled!
How we handle times of stress,
that determines what will happen
and if we will, attain success!

The Power of Positive Thinking
is the key to getting thru!
Wheather or not, you attain your goal,
is strictly up to you!

Intestional Fortitude, is what it takes,
to help create your aspirations! 
It will give the courage and strength you need,
to reach your long-range expectations!

So, be assertive and determined!
Don't let doubt, get in your way!
Life is what you make it,
what more is there to say!






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  1. Date: 4/1/2013 10:55:00 AM
    had to read this one again.it flows nicely.thank you for your comment and congrats to you to.

  1. Date: 3/19/2013 10:57:00 AM
    so so true.very nicely said.

  1. Date: 3/6/2013 6:48:00 AM
    Very wise words here, lot of truth reflected in them. Congrats on the win!

  1. Date: 3/1/2013 9:36:00 PM
    Ralph this is over the top!! I have to fav it. Congratulations on your win!! Big huggs deb

  1. Date: 2/28/2013 9:18:00 PM
    Many congrats on this fine win dear Ralph.

  1. Date: 2/28/2013 6:26:00 PM
    great write Ralph.....wise words...congrats on your win

  1. Date: 2/28/2013 10:12:00 AM
    How true Ralph and lessons well learned.

  1. Date: 2/28/2013 12:35:00 AM
    wonderfully written poem friend Ralph. I like it. congratulations on your win. hugs, Maria

  1. Date: 2/27/2013 10:04:00 PM
    Ralph,, an excellent poem, for my contest CONGRATULATIONS :-) Goodnight~ PD

  1. Date: 2/14/2013 10:00:00 PM
    If I needed a poem it was this I need today. The power of positive thinking is find it hard to stay.but with this encouragment I'm encouraged to stay not only in this but in the Lord's way.

  1. Date: 2/11/2013 11:28:00 PM
    This is perfect Ralph...Positive thinking,the key that opens all doors...Very nice write. Going to the Favs. :o)