Magic is believing in yourself,
if you can do that, you can make
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Hang In There
Nicolo Paganini was a well-known and gifted nineteenth century violinist.
He was also well known as a great showman with a quick sense of humor.
His most memorable concert was in Italy with a full orchestra.
He was performing before a packed house and his technique was incredible,
his tone was fantastic, and his audience dearly loved him.
Toward the end of his concert, Paganini was astounding his audience
with an unbelievable composition when suddenly one string
on his violin snapped and hung limply from his instrument.
Paganini frowned briefly, shook his head,
and continued to play, improvising beautifully.
Then to everyone's surprise, a second string broke.
And shortly thereafter, a third.
Almost like a slapstick comedy,
Paganini stood there with three strings
dangling from his Stradivarius.
But instead of leaving the stage, Paganini stood his ground
and calmly completed the difficult number
on the one remaining string.
We have all grown up hearing.....
NEVER SAY DIE !!
NEVER GIVE UP!!!
NEVER QUIT !!!!
WINNERS NEVER QUIT.....
QUITTERS NEVER WIN !!!!!
Paganini actually showed us
that it is possible to never give up.
What an amazing lesson !!!!!!!!
No matter what the situation may be..........
we are all blessed with the same staying power,
that Nicolo Paganini had.
It is not our circumstances that make us who we are.....
It is for us to decide who we choose to be.
Giving up.....is never,ever an option.
May your day be as amazing as YOU choose to make it :)