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Sunday, January 25, 2015

There is Beauty in Failure

The past few Sundays it’s been quiet as crickets here.

I have to tell you that I am a bit like a turtle at times. If I don’t have positivity and cheerfulness to share then I just retreat into my shell.

Lately I have been SO creative.

Trying so many things to make our house a home.

Yet each idea has been a project failure.

And well, no one LIKES to share their failures.

But they are a part of life.

On Friday I finally shared one of my many recent project failures. Because otherwise I would have had nothing to say once again.

DTA Ceiling fan 003

The funny thing is that a lot of you could relate to my failure. A few people even wrote to say that I gave them the courage to now try even though they might fail.

So, there is beauty in failure after all.

History is filled with successful people who first failed. Sometimes more than once.

I think failure makes us more human.

26 Successful People Who Failed

But I find such comfort knowing that God’s love will never fail.

So today I am ready to try again.



marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

You always amaze me with your ability to turn lemons into lemonade. You are never a failure, always a winner, even when things don't turn out the way you hoped. At least you tried, that is what counts.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Try try try again. I'm probably not as much of a perfectionist as you are. I don't notice some things that I live with. You have such beautiful style! Hugs, Diane

Karena Albert said...

You amaze and inspire me Laura because you never give up; even through heartbreak or disappointment you keep going.

The Arts by Karena

Linda said...

A wonderful reminder for us all!!! Thanks, Laura :)

Cranberry Morning said...

Great post, Laura. From God's standpoint, nothing we do as our lives are IN CHRIST, is a failure. It is all part of the tapestry he is making of our life. Even our struggles and trials. Have a blessed Lord's Day.

Rhonda said...

If these walls could talk, I say! I believe we learn from our failures and I just simply say, won't do that again!
Blessings to you for your positive post made me smile.

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

We've all been there, we just don't have the courage to write about it! You have taken on a huge task and like that little engine that could, I know that you will conquer it!

Vel Criste said...

I'm so glad your seeing the positives in all this Laura. We all have those days, but the fact that your trying and still going at it, says a lot more about your life! FORGE ON!

deborah said...

Been there. Done that. So many times.

Fail. Get Discouraged. Get over it. Get up. Try again.

We all relate, yet failure can make us feel so alone, it seems.

You're guaranteed to get a success sooner than later, if you've been having failures! :)

Auntie Em said...

I have learned a lot from my failures. Even more from my more spectacular ones. But they often come along with the best memories, the funniest moments and even a few better successes!
Thank you for being brave and wise enough to share your few detours to success. We love you all the more for it! :)

Kelly_Deal said...

Great quotes Laura! I'm trying to accept failure, but man is it hard to do!

Liz Hockamier said...

I so relate!