I am a failure. I have failed. I do fail. I will continue to fail. I am not perfect. I have plenty of faults. Plenty of areas in my life that need work, that need improvement. I say things when I should be quiet. I do things, respond to things, I shouldn’t. At times, I really get frustrated with myself. Frustrated when I think I have something figured out, or a handle on an emotion, but then, to find out, I don’t. The right person, the right situation, will bring out what I thought I had moved past. Although I fail, although I am a failure, and will continue to fail, my focus is learning. Improving. Growing. Maturing. Becoming better. Truth is, none of us is perfect. We all fail. The key is perspective. How you look at, and then respond to, your failure. You can use failure, your failures, as an excuse, the reason why you can’t, won’t, never will be able to, or, you can take your failures and examine yourself, learn, and apply the learning so that you are able to improve, to get better. Failure is an opportunity to learn. An opportunity to reflect, an opportunity to grow. Failure may be the greatest teacher. Certainly, a powerful and necessary teacher. Failure keeps us in check. Reminds us that we don’t have it all figured out. Helps us to remember our frailty, our weakness. I am thankful for my failures. I am thankful that I fail, and will continue to fail. I am thankful that failure is an integral, important part, within this beautiful life. I am thankful for the opportunities my failure provides. I am a failure, trying to learn.