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If-

A truly inspiring poem by Rudyard Kipling titled “If”.

If you can keep your head when all about you
    Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
    But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
    Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
    And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
    If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
    And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
    Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
    And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
    And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
    And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
    To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
    Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
    Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
    If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
    With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
    And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!

Source: A Choice of Kipling’s Verse (1943)

LET’S LOVE LIFE TODAY

“I don’t think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.”- Anne Frank

Create a life that feels good on the inside not the one that look’s good on the outside.  Life is made of acts and omissions. If we do not give positive content to our life, it probably will not be good. Life is a journey and only you hold the map. Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass by, it is about dancing in the rain. This is your life, do what you love and do it often. It is never too late to do things differently. You are not given a good life or a bad life. You are given a life and it is up to you to make it good or bad. If you love life, life will love you back. The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts. Your new life starts today. Do not waste it trying to get back to what was taken away. Here’s hoping you live and love your life to the fullest.