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Do you know the toughest part of life?

It is not the challenges we face each day;
nor the exams we need to pass;
it is not the work we need to do;
nor the money we need to earn;
it is not the growing old and losing your beauty;
nor the fear of falling sick and dying.

The most difficult bit one face everyday;

Is to pick yourself up after each fall,
to get well soon after each illness,
to move one step forward after an injury,
to keep up the spirits when down,
to sustain the faith when things are not going well;
most importantly to smile and keep smiling when the going gets tough.

Submitted for Hyde Park Thursday Poets Rally Week 75