Does anybody remember the song "I Believe" from years ago? I believe The Bachelors sang it, and I loved it as young girl - probably drove my parents demented going around singing it - I used to sing a lot in those days - out loud - I know, it's OK though, I mostly sing silently nowadays, don't worry!
Anyway, I loved that song - I've "googled" the lyrics for you, and here they are:
I believe for every drop of rain that falls,
A flower grows.
I beleive that somewhere, in the darkest night,
A candle glows.
I beleive for everyone who goes astray, someone will come
To show the way.
I believe, I believe.
I believe above a storm, the smallest prayer
Can still be heard.
I beleive that someone in the great somewhere
Hears every word.
Everytime I hear a newborn baby cry,
Or touch a leaf, or see the sky,
Then I know why, I believe.
rep last stanza
Erwin Drake, Irvin Graham, Jimmy Shirl, Al Stillman
I still hum it often, though I couldn't have told you the words until I'd looked them up just now!
Anyway - what I firmly believe is that every cloud has a silver lining. It may be tarnished and difficult to see, but look for it, it'll be there. Polish it up if it needs it, until it shines. It's yours, look after it and remember what you've learned. Enjoy life - you only get one:)