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Thank you for your kind thoughts, .... oops, I think you have spelled my name incorrectly. It is jetschin, chin being my last name. But it us alright, we will gladly move on and not get bog down by majoring in the minor.
I am happy to note that you are an optimist like Norman Vincent Peale. I have had the chance to read only extracts of his book and I admire his firesight and wisdom that he has shared in his book. I also have respect for the late Ronald Reagan, the eternal optimist. Like what Nancy (his beloved wife of many years) has always said, Reagan is one person who always see a half-filled glass as 'half-full' and not 'half-empty'. Clearly, you also belong to the former group! Congratulations! You got a real head start in life!
I agree with your analogy about the winning sperm. Come to think of it, all of us here are actually born-winners. One sperm out of the many thousands swimming towards the egg and only one can successfully penetrate the egg! Yes, we are all winners and thus we need not wallow ourselves in continual despair over setbacks and the like.
Having said that, however, I must admit that (and I speak for myself) even then, my confidence is in the God who made me, my Maker who has enabled me to be the winning sperm .... My comfort is in the God who is the anchor of my life and one day, the finisher of my life too. He is all-knowing, He is sovereign and yet, He even cares about seemingly little things like food for the birds in the air! Trials and tribulations will come by in this life. Storms of life will ravage us much akin to the lonely ship berthed in the open sea fighting the strong winds and horrendous waves. But because He is the anchor of my life, I will find refuge in Him and by His grace, I will be able to plough through. Maybe, much beaten down and obviously, very tired as well. But I, with Him as my anchor again, should then be better prepared to weather the next calamity of life.
I agree with you about our noble intention to always do good (in spite of our in-born inclination to do the opposite). We all aspire to do just that unto one another. Nevertheless, at best, our good works may only be good based on our own yardstick.
Thank you once again, sammyd. I wish you all the best in your quest to make this community and this world a better place for all. May God bless you, always! Cheers!