It is not a Blue Monday; it’s Tuesday

I have a few friends who will worry that I am in a desperate low place when they read my blog from yesterday.  Therefore I need to send an addendum.  I  recently heard it said that  if you don’t have anything to say, don’t blog until you do.

I should not have said anything on Blue Monday 🙂

Immediately after hitting the “publish” button, I knew it was not ready to send.  It takes hours and days for something to gel with me, and I am sorry that wasn’t given more time.

I began researching after the quick send the difference between failing and failure.  I thought you would enjoy reading some examples of  many who failed and succeeded greatly.  You will enjoy the entire list.  I am giving three examples from  They Did  Not Give Up                                                                                     from

Thomas Edison’s teachers said he was “too stupid to learn anything.” He was fired from his first two jobs for being “non-productive.” As an inventor, Edison made 1,000 unsuccessful attempts at inventing the light bulb. When a reporter asked, “How did it feel to fail 1,000 times?” Edison replied, “I didn’t fail 1,000 times. The light bulb was an invention with 1,000 steps.”

After Fred Astaire’s first screen test, the memo from the testing director of MGM, dated 1933, read, “Can’t act. Can’t sing. Slightly bald. Can dance a little.” He kept that memo over the fire place in his Beverly Hills home. Astaire once observed that “when you’re experimenting, you have to try so many things before you choose what you want, that you may go days getting nothing but exhaustion.” And here is the reward for perseverance: “The higher up you go, the more mistakes you are allowed. Right at the top, if you make enough of them, it’s considered to be your style.”

27 publishers rejected Dr. Seuss’s first book, To Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street.

“Great success is built on failure, frustration, even catastrophe.”

“The difference between failing and failure is what you do next.”

I am hoping that all those who celebrated Blue Monday yesterday because they had not persevered in their resolutions for success are looking forward to beginning anew.

Samuel Beckett said, ” Ever tried. Ever failed. No Matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.

I promise to fail again–but better!





About oct17

The little girl in me loves bird watching, butterflies, sunrises, sunsets, walks in the rain; the adult I am enjoys the same. I sense God's awesomeness in all of life--what wonder there is in slicing a leek or cutting open a pomegranate. I have many favorite things--a formation of Canadian geese flying overhead, the giggles of my grand daughters, the first ripe watermelon in summer, snowflakes on my face--these gifts from my heavenly Father delight me continually.
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1 Response to It is not a Blue Monday; it’s Tuesday

  1. Thank you for these beautiful words… I needed to hear them. Wondering how you are, keep thinking about you and happy to hear you have been on the treadmill. God bless beautiful Barb!


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