Picture by Judy Harper
Yesterday was the beginning of the April 2011 A-Z challenge by Arlee of Tossing It Out, unfortunately I missed yesterday, but hopefully that will be the only day. Each day we will blog around a letter of the alphabet. Yesterday was "A" and today is "B".
Begin again is what I want to write about. How many times are we given a chance to begin again? Is there a limit? Are is the old adage "it's not how many times you fall but how many times you pick yourself up"?
I personally think it's how many times you pick yourself up and begin again. I don't remember the inventor, either Graham Bell or someone like that, was asked how many times he failed before he succeeded. I'm paraphrasing his reply, it was something like "I eliminated 1100 formulas before finding the right one." He didn't view what he did as failures, but a step closer to success.
I'm looking outside at a beautiful, sunny day. I can see buds on the trees and a squirrel scampering down a limb. The birds are singing, it's like a chorus of different singers. It's Spring which always reminds me of new beginnings.
Good luck to all who are participating in the challenge!