Several years ago, on a flight to Richmond, Virginia, I glanced out the airplane’s window and was inspired by the blue skies and white clouds to write the following:
ASCEND MY FRIEND!
What hurdles are high, what stands in your way,
What obstacles might, challenge you today.
The barriers, the pitfalls—they will always exist,
So pursue and destroy them, don’t you dare resist.
For you’ll soon discover and unequivocally find,
that the real power—is within your mind.
So confront your battles, there’s no time for remorse,
Let positive thoughts, help chart your new course.
Hardship and hurt may attack with surprise,
But the only tragedy, is if you choose not to rise.
Along your journey, you may hear rejection,
But your only foe, is your own reflection.
Listen to your heart, you have much to learn,
You have lives to influence and success to earn.
Be your most ardent supporter, your own best friend,
And the ladder of life, you will always ascend!