Inspirational and Inspiring Gifts


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 . . .?




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© Rick Beneteau


Rick is an award-winning author, highly respected Internet entrepreneur and co-founder of the humanitarian project www.TenMillionClicksForPeace.org 

Rick Beneteau