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Reflection on a Famous Quote – February 27, by Danny J. Stevens

“For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else.”

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

I can remember times when I didn’t obtain the job I was seeking, I gained patience, and often found better opportunities.  When I gained a promotion I sometimes lost time.   When I lost a watch my parents just gave me for my birthday, I gained an appreciation for the thought behind the gift and a deep gratitude for their love.  When I was given an opportunity to return to school I had no personal life as it was devoted to school.  As my Mom was dying, it took seven months, I learned to love and give thanks for each day!  She couldn’t talk and was seldom even awake, but there were times when I would read to hear she would wake and we seemed to understand each other.  I gained knowledge of her wisdom and strength!

 

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