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  Life is a Test
by William S. Cottringer
Wednesday, June 04, 2003


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Life is a test and we get graded on our performance. I don't know about you but I want an A+


LIFE IS A TEST

Life is one big test—
An on-going “final exam.”
We’re given the talents we need,
with many chances to succeed.
If we only knew
what to do;
And what was false
and what was true .

As it turns out,
we are just stewards,
renting this life,
managing our resources;
charged to do out best,
using our talents
to increase the harvest.

And we do get graded—
Not by some absolute standard
or within some bell curve;
But against ourselves—
How well we used what we had,
helping others get a better grade.



The Prosperity Zone


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Reviewed by Mark Carroll
The poem is more enjoyable than the article. I enjoyed reading this one and it flows very well.

Smile, yet?
Reviewed by Nicole Davis Vergara (Reader)
Well Done...Fine and Noble Work...for life is a test...lol to get a A+ at the end of it well my oh my that would be the ultimate ending perk! :O)
~Nikki~
Reviewed by Cherokee Sage (Reader)
We are indeed stewards, Sir. Fine work.

Peace,
Cherokee
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