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Plato wrote the first sentence of his famous Republic nine different ways before he was satisfied. 

Cicero practiced speaking before friends every day for thirty years to perfect his elocution. 

Noah Webster labored 36 years writing his dictionary, crossing the Atlantic twice to gather material. 

Milton rose at 4:00 am every day in order to have enough hours for his Paradise Lost. 

Gibbon spent 26 years on his Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. 

Bryant rewrote one of his poetic masterpieces 99 times before publication, and it became a classic.

Thomas Edison performed 50,000 experiments before he succeeded in producing a storage battery. We might assume the famous inventor would have had some serious doubts along the way. 

But when asked if he ever became discouraged working so long without results, Edison replied, “Results? Why, I know 50,000 things that won’t work.”

Consider the Postage Stamp: Its Usefulness Consists in the Ability to Stick to One Thing Until It Gets There!

Wake up with determination tomorrow. Then you can go to bed with satisfaction tomorrow!

ONLY GOD CAN TURN A MESS INTO A MESSAGE, A TEST INTO A TESTIMONY, A TRIAL INTO A TRIUMPH, AND A VICTIM INTO A VICTORY!

Daily we watch natural disasters happen in New York, New Jersey, Louisiana, Lake Tahoe and California, Three weeks ago today a 7.2 earthquake hit Haiti. A 5.4 aftershock hit again three days ago. I’m working with Food for the Poor to build a new school in the devastated area of Roseaux.  This is a sign of hope that is so needed. Please RSVP and register today for our September 16th Virtual Event at 7:00 PM CST. For 15 years we have been making a real difference in Haiti. Please check this difference out on the 16th. Thank you for your wonderful help!!  www.foodforthepoor.org/buildingdreams.

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