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By Charlene Smith
Pine Bluffs Post staff 

Losing to win - an amputated life

 

Charlene Smith

Most people go their entire lives without knowing loss.

A year ago yesterday, my family, more specifically, my youngest son, suffered a loss. But we are the type of family if one jumps we all jump; if one loses, we all mourn. And then we get back up to try again.

Sometimes a loss is a way to nudge you to a better life. I tell my son about how many times Babe Ruth struck out, how many times Da Bulls passed the ball to Michael Jordan in the last few seconds only to have the can’t-miss-king miss the shot and lose the game. Both Babe and Michael kept trying and became great because of all th...



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