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My Little Victories

by Mandy Doerr

When I worry about my shortcomings
And I feel overwhelmed by despair.
I try to learn from my little victories
The skills which help my life repair.

It's the little things I've done,
Which have brought me the greatest joy.
I'll probably never move mountains -
Faith and Friendship are the tools I employ.

A smile and the friendly word
Are the things my miracles are made of.
The kind act towards one unfeeling -
My true victories have been those of love.

While other stand before the Judgement Bar,
With their accomplishments for all to see,
I will be covered with the shimmering pearls
Of all my little victories.

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