Victory in Defeat

~ honor your failures as they serve a special purpose in your life by making way for something even greater ~

Defeat may serve as well as victory

To shake the soul and let the glory out

When the oak is straining in the wind,

The boughs drink in new beauty, and the trunk

Sends down a deeper root on the windward side.

Only the soul that knows the mighty grief

Can know the mighty rapture. Sorrows come

To stretch out spaces in the heart for joy.

~ by Edwin Markham