August 2016

If I am to dream

If I am to dream, let me dream magnificently.

Let me dream grand and lofty thoughts and ideals

That are worthy of me and my best efforts.

If I am to strive, let me strive mightily.

Let me spend myself and my very being

In a quest for that magnificent dream.

And, if I am to stumble, let me stumble but persevere.

Let me learn, grow, and expand myself to join the battle renewed –

Another day and another day and another day.

If I am to win, as I must, let me do so with honor, humility, and gratitude

For those people and things that have made winning possible

And so very sweet.

For each of us has been given life as an empty plot of ground

With four cornerstones.

These four cornerstones are the ability to dream,

The ability to strive,

The ability to stumble but persevere,

And the ability to win.

The common man sees his plot of ground as little more

Than a place to sit and ponder the things that will never be.

But the uncommon man sees his plot of ground as a castle,

A cathedral,

A place of learning and healing.

For the uncommon man understands that in these four cornerstones

The Almighty has given us anything – and everything.

Today’s the Day!

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