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The Chicago Marathon

This weekend my daughter kissed her two young children goodbye, left her home in West Virginia and traveled to Chicago to run in a marathon.

She’s been getting up at five o’clock in the morning to run, get the children off to school and then go to work all day, for months. Her dedication does not surprise me, she’s always been dedicated to life, and everything it has to offer.

Evaluate your goals to gain,

assign a value to your pain,

give it all, leave no remains.

Nothing tried, nothing gained.

Negatives should all be told, 

bogus plans cannot be sold,

make new plans, learn from the old.

VICTORY rewards the bold.

Seek out those who are end-users,

avoid the shouters and abusers,

resisting change is for losers.

Set the stage become a mover.

Champions are made not born,

express your values, shine the worn,

glue together what is torn,

Achieve your goals, be reborn.

-Michael Charles Messineo

Congratulations Michele!

 Love, Mom