Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you only spend it once.
~ Lillian Dickson

In My Life
By Rick Beneteau

In My Life
I have savored the sweetness of Victory.

In My Life
I have been Vanquished and know too well the
bitter taste of Defeat.

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In My Life
I have been so overwhelmed with Joy that I thought
I could not contain it.

In My Life
I have been so overwrought with Sorrow that I
believed I could not bear another moment of it.

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In My Life
I have Believed so strongly that no person or
circumstance could impair my conviction.

In My Life
I have Doubted so deeply that a single criticism
could sway my belief.

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In My Life
I have been so Optimistic there wasn’t a single
dream of mine that I was not convinced I could make a
reality.

In My Life
I have been so Discouraged that I dare not dream.

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In My Life
I have lived with Hope and been magnificently
empowered.

In My Life
I have been Hopeless and rendered powerless.

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In My Life
I have enjoyed Abundance where I felt no person or
circumstance could ever take away my worldly possessions.

In My Life
I have lost all my worldly possessions and been
humbled by destitution.

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In My Life
I have recklessly Judged and caused great pain for
others.

In My Life
I have felt the brutal sting of being Judged.

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In My Life
I have been Admired so ardently that it was almost embarrassing.

In My Life
I have been Despised so deeply that I felt like
crawling away and hiding.

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In My Life
I have Apologized and felt the amazing healing.

In My Life
I have Forgiven and felt the amazing freedom.

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In My Life
I have flown with Angels and felt the true comfort
they brought.

In My Life
I have danced with the Devil, delving into shameful
worldly temptations.

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In My Life
I have bathed in the pure calm of Peace.

In My Life
I have endured the calamity of Chaos.

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In My Life
I have been Charitable and made a difference in
someone’s life.

In My Life
I have accepted Charity that made a difference in
my life.

In My Life
I have been Selfish and made a difference to one.

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In My Life
I have Compromised and created a better outcome.

In My Life
I was too ignorant to know when Compromise was a
good thing and there was no outcome at all.

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In My Life
I have been a Hero – to my partner, to my
children, to my parents, to my siblings, to my friends, and to
strangers.

In My Life
I have acted Cowardly – towards my partner, my
children, my parents, my siblings, my friends, and strangers.

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In My Life
I have been willing to Sacrifice for the greater
good.

In My Life
I have been so reluctant to risk my Security that
I missed so much goodness.

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In My Life
I have learned that I will never do wrong by doing
anything for the right reason.

In My Life
I have learned that I will never be right
by doing anything for the wrong reason.

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In My Life
I have discovered that the greater Good
doesn’t always feel good.

In My Life
I have discovered that when
the greater Good was not my goal,
nothing good was accomplished.

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Now, may I ask . . .
In Your Life . . .?

© by Rick Beneteau
http://rickbeneteau.com

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