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Monday, December 13, 2010

Don't be afraid to try—you never know what you are capable of until you do. ~ Rona Barrett

Inspired Quote of the Day

Don't be afraid to try—you never know what you are capable of until you do. ~ Rona Barrett


Today's Brilliance

Rona Barrett

Rona Barrett

Rona is a pioneer and an innovator in entertainment reporting and publishing, who focuses today on her non-profit Foundation and helping seniors.

If today were my last day on Earth and I could share 500 words of brilliance with the world, here are the important things I'd want to pass along to others...

Never give up. Each of us starts out in this game of life being dealt a certain hand. It is then up to us to decide how we will play our cards and deal with the unavoidable obstacles that will continually try to knock us down. While there may be times when it would be easier to just throw up our hands and give up, sticking it out and giving it our all can lead us to greater rewards than we could ever imagine.

As a young girl I was diagnosed with a muscular affliction that prevented me from doing many of the typical childhood activities. I spent many days sitting inside my family's apartment watching other kids do the things I wished I could do. People frequently called me names and bullied me around back then.

One particular instance has always stuck with me. Walking home from school one day, I was followed by a group of kids who were taunting and throwing things at me. When I got inside my apartment building I turned to them and yelled, "Someday I'm going to be s...

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