“Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.”

Truman Capote, 20th Century American novelist, playwright and actor

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Wendy and I recently spent a week in Florida to help celebrate one of our dear friend’s 90th birthday. This special lady is only four feet eight inches tall and probably weighs only a bit more than my five-year-old grandson.

During our time together, I had numerous chances to discuss some of her challenging life events and pivotal moments that helped shape who she is.

It is often said that good things come in small packages—in her case, I’m sure that her keen wit, energy and enthusiastic love of life had folks come from near and far to celebrate her flavorful life!


How would a shift from seeing failure as a bitter pill to a tasty condiment give your life more flavor to savor in the years ahead?