There was a young woman from Canada who was invited to sing the national anthem: Star Spangled Banner in a hockey game. She first forgot the lyrics to the song,went back, recollected herself and as she came out, she stumbled on the staircase.
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First she would have recognized that it was a one time opportunity for her not being American to be given the privilege to sing the American National Anthem in such a ceremony. She was not the first one to have botched the anthem neither would she be the last. She was not the first to fall neither would she be the last. She would have converted her disenchantments into serious blessings: a story of courage and persistence and next time who knows who might have invited her back for a bigger occasion.
If this young woman had finally taken out a paper from her pocket and sung the national anthem she would have been the heroine of the ceremony. But she allowed her drawback to reign over her. After all, there is no law that says you should not read the national anthem from a paper. After all, there is no law that says you should never fall? After all each and everyone of us has fallen once in their life since they were born.
On the contrary there was a young woman who was running a marathon. Close to the finish line she colapsed. But her determination to complete the race made her crawl to the finish line. Crawl to the finish line.
Why should you feel so disappointed that you want to give up your dream opportunity? When you succeed in a trial like that you have taught others a lesson. Those trials that you overcome further the gospel, and the people in similar situations wax with confident and become bolder. You have just turned your disappointments into blessings.
My friends, learn to turn your disappointments into blessings. Stop carrying your problems on your head as if you are the only one with problems. Everyone has problems; they just don’t carry them for you to see. Rather than carry them on your head, convert them into beautiful staircases.
Until then, only stop when you achieve your objective.
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