Life is not a race although life is not a piece of cake

or a cup of coffee that you can stir and everything falls into place

Life is not limited to time or what you accomplish

They are but numbers written on the walls

of those who are pessimistic

of those who are afraid

And those who surrendered

Do not fathom just your failures but include your success

Your strength, talents and good deeds

Medals, trophies and plaques do not make you

for there are things in this world that cannot be measured

Those things are but numbers written in the sand

by those who lost hope

are at a loss

of those who want to drag you under

Keep your head afloat for what matters most

is not counted

And numbers are just that….numbers