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Reflections…

I have been having an amazing time just being, reflecting on things, planning for and just bonding with my inner self – A very, ummmhhh, awakening experience I have been having.

I was happy ( very relative term), when the financials for Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Citi and BofAmerica were released last week – Net Income in the Billions, makes me know that I am not in this profession in vain 🙂 – that there is hope for the global meltdown after-all.

I have also received some very good news – news that will be affecting my next few years and I am so looking forward to ” getting at it ” – Bits and pieces and LOTS of work I will be doing here shortly, but it is both a feat and a challenge that I am going to be embracing, giving it all my all, excelling at – so help me God 🙂 !!!

I have been feeling very “grown up” the past few weeks and I guess its because I have been eating well, getting enough sleep, having plenty of me-time, staying away from negativity ( from negative blogs, news, TV etc), and just taking some time to enjoy being me – My short term “solitude” is really paying off!

I have also been really thanking God for where I am in my life, where I am going, my family and for generally being able to keep my head above water in this crazy world 😉 .

Here is one of my favorite pieces of poetry. It is by Rudyard Kipling, an English Author and Poet.

Happy goings all and remember to always strive for the more excellent way. I went to a high school where our principal did an awesome job of scaring us away from failure. My Mom also did a wonderful job of threatening myself, my brother and 2 sisters away from mediocrity – so the way I see it – well, you all see it! 🙂

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream — and not make dreams your master;
If you can think — and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two imposters just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on!”

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings — nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run —
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And — which is more — you’ll be a Man, my son!
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Rudyard Kipling (1865- 1936)

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