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