Day 238 (26 Aug 2012) That Was Easy!

We’ve all seen that commercial and wished there was an actual ‘easy’ button, but we all know that it’s not reality.

Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.
– Marie Curie

Have you noticed that it’s the hard and difficult times in your life that really shape who you are?  That the people we really admire, the ones with character that and wisdom have all had very difficult experiences and have persevered and strived and pushed and not given up until they were through?  I have.  I’ve have my hard times, and I can look back at them and see how they’ve shaped me into who I am today.  I would not trade who I am, and the path I’m currently on, for not having the pain and difficult times I’ve experienced in my own life.

Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.
– John F. Kennedy

Thanks for letting me share a little with you 🙂

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60 mm, 0.6 sec, f/10, ISO 100, 60mm macro lens (Staples)

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60 mm, 2 sec, f/14, ISO 100, 60mm macro lens (One Staple)

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60 mm, 1/5 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100, 60mm macro lens (A Few Staples)

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60 mm, 0.4 sec, f/8.0, ISO 100, 60mm macro lens (Scorpion)