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DREAM*BELIEVE*ACT

"The world you desire can be won. It exists..it is real..it is possible..it's yours." Ayn Rand

One day I heard someone say, "you should ask yourself, 'what do you want to be able to say about your life on your deathbed?'" I thought about it and realized I wanted to be able to say that I had taken the worse thing life had done to me and turned it into the best thing life had done for me.  My worse was marrying a man who turned out to be an alcoholic.  My best is the life I am creating as a result of this.

 
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