And Finally the Phoenix Rises

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This post was originally made by Ms. Joyce Andaya at  I am reposting this so that everyone may be able to read this wonderful and inspiring piece by the former Lourdes School Quezon City Principal.  Much respect, ma’am.


And finally the phoenix rises…is reborn…

A thousand times beautiful, majestic, awesome…

Just when the painful stab of defeat is in the offing, the fat lady sings…destroying the sweet song of the siren.

Dragons slain, nemesis felled, rivals humbled.

And the sweetest victory of all?

Going the distance, proving others wrong, relying on one’s wit and strength,

and yes,

possessing purple hearts to fight a good fight, finish the race, keep the faith.

That’s called regaining one’s footing.

That’s called slaying your demons.

That’s called defying the gods.

That’s simply called conquering oneself.

Isn’t this what they call the sweet psalm of victory?

Only those who risk going too far can find out how far they can go.


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