Now we are going to talk about extra credit, bonus points, and balm for the aching soul.
I saw a quote online today. It was by somebody famous. Let me find it for you:
Here is the crux of the situation--we live in a world where failure and heartbreak are commonplace. This is how we advance ourselves as souls. But the beauty of it is, WE live in a world where failure and heartbreak are COMMONPLACE. And NO ONE LIKES TO FAIL OR HAVE THEIR HEART BROKEN.
So what do we do when we have failed, or had our heart broken? We reach out to others. Others reach out to us. We get what we need to prepare ourselves to attempt the painful situation again and risk failure to achieve SUCCESS. Hence the old adage, 'If at first you don't succeed, try, try again'. And Winston Churchill advised us to, 'Never, never, ever give up.' This is truth. For 'where your mind goes, there your A** will follow' (I saw that on an old bumper sticker'. Churchill's advice to have a hope and stay calm, and to persevere are one-hundred-percent correct.
Not only do we grow by our successes and by our failures, we GROW also by helping others up on their paths. This is the Miracle of COMPASSION. Compassion would not be born of its own without having suffered ourselves.
And when you allow Forgiveness to flow, between yourself and others, the growth is limitless, and full of potential.
The system works! It has its own checks and balances. Keep trying. And keep extending that helping hand out to others along the way.