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It's not how many times you fall that matters but how many times you get back up that counts. ~Grace Hatton

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Grace Hatton

Grace Hatton

Grace is an eighteen year old author of new bestselling book The Guys, The Roses & The Regrets; The Girl to Girl Dating Guide.

If today were my last day on Earth and I could share 500 words of brilliance with the world, here are the important things I'd want to pass along to others...


If today were my last day on earth I would tell the world to be thankful. Gratitude is such a simple thing yet so often we forget to be thankful. Every day we face challenges and yes sometimes things don't go our way but more often the small things in our lives go fantastically well. Yet we're so focused on the negative we forget about the small good things in our lives. For me I truly learned about gratitude on a mission trip to South Africa in 2008. I met families in the squatter camps of Johannesburg who had no material possessions, no electricity and no running water yet they were happy. Do you know why they were so happy? They were happy because they knew how to be thankful. The mothers were thankful for their children being healthy, the fathers were thankful to have work and the children were thankful to have a family. The families in South Africa knew that even though they only had a little in truth they had everything. The families in South Africa taught me the true meanin...

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Melinda (Mel) Peterson
Real Estate Cafe LLC - Bend, OR
Curator of Happy Endings

Tom ~ Grace is so young, yet so smart beyond her years!  Thanks for sharing her quote!

May 22, 2010 06:11 AM #1
Don MacLean
Simolari & MacLean REMAX EXECUTIVE REALTY - Franklin, MA
Realtor - Homes For Sale - Franklin MA

Amazing what some people at early ages are not only capable of but understanding.

I do not recall that depth at that age

then again i don't recall that age

enjoy the day

May 22, 2010 06:28 AM #2
Lori Cofer
Beasley Realty - Moscow, ID
REALTOR, Moscow Idaho Real Estate

Such wisdom beyond her years...she is an amazing girl!

May 22, 2010 01:36 PM #3
Charles Shephard

“It’s not how many times you fall that’s important; it’s how many times you get back up that counts.”

I heard Tony Factor (founder of one of South Africa’s earliest discount stores) make this statement in the late 70s or early 80s. He was a wrestler in his youth and probably gained the insight from this sport. It’s not surprising to learn that Miss Hutton has visited South Africa, see

Jul 27, 2011 11:11 AM #4

Sorry, but Vince Lombardi should be quoted here people. 

It does not matter how many times you get knocked down, but how many times you get up
Vince Lombardi

Jul 30, 2012 01:59 AM #5
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