Winston Churchill once said, “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”

Nice advice! Until you are the one that is putting your ideas, time, or talent on the line and it doesn’t work out quite how you anticipated. Until something you loved and believed in doesn’t work.

I am so proud of people who are willing to invest their time and talents to make the community where I live a better place. I don’t know if I ever have the desire to put my name forward and watch as the people of Lethbridge decide if they want me or not. It takes courage and a thick skin.

Thank you to all the people who were braver than I and ran for public office. Who believed in their ability enough to act on it. Thanks to those that voted. Special thanks to those who had an informed vote! Thanks to those who failed but were brave enough to try. Also, big congratulations to those people who will serve me, my family and community in the next four years.  Henry Ford said it best, “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.”
Life is all about attitudes. Even though my failures haven’t been public, I have never wanted something so much and been told not yet so loudly. Isn’t that often how life works? When we get the clear, direct answers and we think we know the direction we want to take … that is when the obstacles become greater. When we have to struggle more for the desired outcome. I am falling in love with this verse of scripture, “If thou art sorrowful, call on the Lord thy God with supplication, that your souls may be joyful.”

I love butterflies. They are my new passion. But I am starting to appreciate that the butterfly is the end stage of metamorphosis. I am trying to recognize the beauty and growth of each stage in the cycle of life. I want to see the success in the journey of each stage of becoming my best me!



One thought on “Failure

  1. Nichole Skelton says:

    Thank you for this post. I really loved your butterfly analogy. I’ve never thought of that before in relation to success. You guys had our vote and will next time too!


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