The Adventures of Tom and Debra (And the Lessons We Learned Along The Way)
Jesus answered, "I am the Way, the Truth, the Life. No man comes to the Father except through Me."
Friday, September 14, 2012
Who Counts When All's Said and Done
Tom and I are practically out the door so to attend yard sales this morning, but I have just enough time to steal this from Quiet Life blog:
The Man in the Arena
“It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.”
... Teddy Roosevelt, speaking at the Sorbonne in Paris, April 23, 1910
Wow! So true.
I get quite tired of online critics who sit at their computers, never trying anything brave, so not making many mistakes, then acting as though their nearly-mistake-free days mean they're living perfectly.
(Insert me thumbing my nose at them here.)
Er hem.... stepping down from my soapbox and stepping out the door for a lovely morning with my husband.