If You Think You Can, or You Think You Can’t, You’re Right

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Henry Ford’s phrase “If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, youre right.” has been at the top of my mind this morning as I watch the overnight news from the Rio Paralympics. Dame Sarah Storey becomes the first female British paralympian to win 12 gold medals as Team GB have a cracker of an opening day with 11 medals in total and 5 golds.

The successes and determination shown by Paralympians, of whatever nationality, was in sharp contrast with a conversation I had this morning about success and achieving goals in SL. I don’t have a lot of patience with negativity generally and  I can usually find the positive in most situations. I really struggle to relate to people who constantly have a little black cloud following them as they trudge around wearing their ‘The End of the World is Nigh’ T-shirts with pride.  How do they cope with being so utterly bloody miserable?

We all have knock backs in life but the people I admire the most are those that don’t give up and just accept that fate. People who keep trying, keep striving to get better, who keep improving, those are the people that I can look up to and even if they still don’t succeed they will have my utmost respect.

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About the Stuff:

I visited the new event Limit8 yesterday and was pretty surprised to get in first time! Of course when I looked at the sim I saw why – 100 avatar limit! I derender everyone the minute I land and didn’t have any lag issues at all. I couldn’t resist the headpiece from Astralia at the bargain price of 99L$ with a 3 colour change hud for the beads and flowers. It sits perfectly on my new hair from Exile – Southern Shade which was released yesterday at C88.

The dress is from Baiastice and consists of the dress and the arm draped scarf. It comes in a range of classic textures and some quirky, fun texture sets too and is available at FaMESHed in 5 mesh sizes plus Slink Hourglass and Physique as well as Maitreya Lara.

Credits:

Head – Catwa – Destiny

Skin – The Skinnery Maitreya applier and Werra  Catwa Head Applier **NEW** at Shiny Shabby

Eyes – IKON – Sovereign Eyes

Eyelashes – Izzie’s – Catwa – Applier Natural Lashes

Ears – Mandala – Steking Ears

Hair – Exile – Southern Shade **NEW** at C88

Dress – Baiastice – Alabra Dress with Arm Wind Foulard **NEW** at FaMESHed

Headband – Astralia – Giada Headband **NEW** at Limit8

Pose – an lar poses – Odessa Series **NEW** at We Love Roleplay

Location – Rains of Castamere

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