Life has moments ups and downs
At times royalty at times clowns
A message coming through all the haze
Success at your calling requires being brave

One answer to winning at your game
Keep on going through infamy or fame
The lesson learned many times on your trip
Each time you fall is only a blip

It’s not about feeling slapped in the face
It’s what you do in the heat of the race
Will you bounce up will you stay down
Can you stand tall going for the crown

It’s not what you do not how you act
Quality of thought keeps you on track
The simple refrain get up again
Is life’s sacred choice each morning and then

You have a chance if you stay in the game
Correcting missteps trying again
The ribbon is waiting for the resilient soul
Bouncing up again you never grow old

What are some of the great challenges you are facing?
Can you think of the last time you were knocked down?
How did you react, what did you do and more important, how did you think?
What enabled you to get from there to where you are now?

– Stewart Levine ©

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