Today in my focus class they passed around this box full of items and told the class to pick an item that describes what they have learned this semester. At that moment I realized how much I have grown throughout the course of this semester. I picked the battery. You see people advertising batteries and telling you all the great things you can do with a battery. You buy a pack of batteries, take it home, and leave it sitting in the pack on the counter. Let's say you pick up a calculator but it does not work, why not? Because you have to put the batteries in it. The same goes for life. People advertise all the things you can do to be successful. You take the information home because you want to be successful. Weeks later you find yourself still not where you want to be, why not? Because you left your information on the counter. Just like in order for the calculator to work you have to put in the batteries, in order to be successful you have to put in the work.
If I shall die before they wake, I pray the Lord my shades are safe.