Category Archives: persevere

get back up.

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a family penguin is down, but not out.

“you take a crash, you get back up and next time you succeed and that’s a great feeling.”

*-shaun white

 

 

*Shaun Roger White (born September 3, 1986) is an American professional snowboarder, skateboarder and musician. He is a three-time Olympic gold medalist. He holds the record for the most X-Games gold medals and most Olympic gold medals by a snowboarder, and has won 10 ESPY Awards.

reach.

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grandies

jump in.

get dirty.

fall down.

and

reach again

even higher.

“jump into the middle of things, get your hands dirty,

fall flat on your face, and then reach for the stars.”

-ben stein

sometimes, bad days are there to remind you that you have good ones to look forward to. – author unknown

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IMG_0121like the day

you stood on the upside-down water table

with your beloved blankie and pacifiier all dirty

a bandaid on your scraped-up foot

mosquito bites itching

an empty bug net

and a turtle with a snapped-off tail nearby

 you can’t find your shoes

your diaper is wet

 you’re tired

and your shorts are all twisted-up.

and then –

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 suddenly

it is the next day

and the sun is shining

and

you have a fancy cocktail

right in front of you

with

floating fruit cut in shapes

a special bendy straw

and you are standing

at a table just your size

with your fancy red shirt on

and your smile

is as big as the universe

and

in an instant

all is well with the world

once again.

here’s to you, baby j, as you continue to persevere

and find your way through the world, even after the tough days.

you are a model for all of us.