When You've Been "Throwed"
By Steve Goodier
It is well said: "Strength and courage aren't always measured in
medals and victories. They are measured in the struggles we overcome.
The strongest people aren't always the people who win but the people
who don't give up when they lose."
It's been said that Andrew Jackson's boyhood friends just couldn't
understand how he became a famous general and then the President of
the United States. They knew of others who had greater talent but who
never succeeded. One of Jackson's friends commented, "Why, Jim Brown,
who lived right down the pike from Jackson, was not only smarter, but
he could throw Andy three times out of four in a wrestling match. But
look where Andy is now."
Another friend responded, "How did there happen to be a fourth time?
Don't they usually say three times and out?"
"Sure, they were supposed to, but not Andy. He would never admit he
was beat - he would never stay 'throwed.' Jim Brown would get tired,
and on the fourth try Andy would throw him and be the winner."
Andrew Jackson just wouldn't stay "throwed"! And that determination
served him well for many years.
Life will knock us off our feet again and again. You've been there
and so have I. But some people just won't stay "throwed." They get up
again, dust themselves off and go for it one more time. These are
people of courage. They are also people of faith and hope.
Maybe you have been knocked off your feet. Will you stay "throwed,"
or will you rise and give it your best one more time?
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