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7 Ways to Live Life to the Max


7 Ways to Live Life to the MAX
seams or, at least, that is how it is in the west. I understand that sometimes this is
the best and only alternative, and so I am not making any judgments in this
regard, only observing the way it is.
The Refiners’ Fire
It has been said that it rains upon the just, as well as the unjust. Someone added
that it rains on the just more because the unjust have stolen their umbrellas.
No one is exempt from experiencing the trials and tribulations of life. It is the
common denominator of being human. These are the lessons we do not choose.
Dolly Parton said:
“In order to see the rainbow, you must first experience the rain.”
Helen Keller expressed it this way:
“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of
trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired
and success achieved.”
Through our suffering there is a refining process that takes place where the dross
is burnt out of us. You must expect trouble as an inevitable part of life.
What Was Happening to You in 1992?
In a speech in November 1992, Queen Elizabeth II used the Latin term ‘annus
horribilis’, for ‘horrible year’.
She was referring to all the horrible things that had happened to the Royal
Family during that year - Princess Anne’s divorce, the separation of Andrew and
Sarah, the fire at Windsor Castle, Andrew Morton’s exposé about Diana, etc.
Like Queen Elizabeth it was also an annus horribilis or one hell of a year for me.
Copyright © Dennis R Curyer, 2003
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