“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.
The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”
Thomas Edison was smart. He invented a thousand things. One of them was light bulbs, which I LOVE. When the lights are on, it means: playing with toys, eating treats, stealing gum from Mom’s pocketbook, and jumping on and off the couch a hundred times to check if my friend, Lila is walking by outside. Sometimes Mom says, “The lights are on, but nobody’s home,” about me. I don’t know why she says that.
When the lights are off, it means: bedtime – no treats, no gum, and no Lila. I am allowed to bring one toy to bed, but Mom won’t throw it, and she won’t let me shake it till I get dizzy. Totally missing the point of the toy! When the lights are off, she says, “Go to sleep. Tomorrow you can play again.” I LOVE tomorrow!
Thomas Edison never gave up. Mom says she is persistant like that, too. She hasn’t invented a thousand things, but she says she might have received a thousand rejection letters. She stopped counting after 200. Despite that, she writes and writes and never stops. She says, “I’ll never give up.” I’m not sure I believe her. About a thousand times a day, when I am not being a good girl, Mom says, “Ugh. I GIVE UP!”
She’s no Thomas Edison!