Tag Archives: Adversity

Thankfulness For the Season

A poem in gratitude #17: Thankfulness For the Season by Michael Romani Memories of letters written By the likes of me and you To a certain man in red Depending on how written Always brought a toy or two Thoughts … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Genuine Morality Is Preserved Only In the School of Adversity

“It may here be justly said, that genuine morality is preserved only in the school of adversity, and a state of continuous prosperity may easily prove a quicksand to virtue.” – Friedrich Schiller    

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First Principles: People and Nations Are Forged In the Fires of Adversity

“People and nations are forged in the fires of adversity.” – John Adams    

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First Principles: True Friendship Grows Slowly and Must Undergo and Withstand the Shocks of Adversity

“True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation.” – George Washington    

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A Conspiracy of Lambs

There’s a Netflix series called The Family.  I am only two episodes into it but so far I’m  both laughing and somewhat concerned.  The Bible admonishes Christians to pray for our leaders both spiritual and in government.  It is the Christian … Continue reading

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Adapt, Survive and Overcome

Life is filled with challenges and adversities to meet and hopefully overcome.  That came to mind as I was watching Mowgli.  From those thoughts: Adapt, Survive and Overcome by Michael Romani Adapt, survive And overcome Run, boy, run Adapt, feel … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Duty, Honor, Country, Service and Sacrifice Are the Hallmarks of Veterans

“My estimate of him was formed on the battlefields many, many years ago, and has never changed. I regarded him then, as I regard him now, as one of the world’s noblest figures; not only as one of the finest … Continue reading

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Hope To Persevere

So much adversity in our daily lives and it’s blasted toward us in 4D stereo by newscasters and pontificators who have seemingly forgotten that we need to believe things are going to turn out alright if only we are strong … Continue reading

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Playing Along

Play should not be underestimated as to it’s influence on the development of our children: Playing Along by Michael Romani To this quiet rebel’s mind No child should be left behind Each child should be encouraged to play And each … Continue reading

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Word Prompt – Angel

Better men than me have caved to adversity Losing their way in life’s forms of perversity But, I may be among the first to openly agree That the angel on my back gets the best of me As she speaks … Continue reading

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