Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Currie's Gratitude 7 May 2014

It's not the critic who counts. It's not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled. Credit belongs to the man who really was in the arena, his face marred by dust, sweat, and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs to come short and short again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming. It is the man who actually strives to do the deeds, who knows the great enthusiasm and knows the great devotion, who spends himself on a worthy cause, who at best, knows in the end the triumph of great achievement. And, who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and cruel souls who know neither victory nor defeat.  [Theodore Roosevelt]

It’s hard, living failure-to-failure, keeping up anything remotely resembling enthusiasm. Yet without this essential ingredient, Life is prone to hobbling us. Since we’ll fail far more often than we’ll succeed. Why NOT DO it enthusiastically?!

I'm more interested in arousing enthusiasm in kids than in teaching the facts. The facts may change, but that enthusiasm for exploring the world will remain with them the rest of their lives.  [Seymour Simon]

Yes. YES!!!

We are all failures- at least the best of us are.  [J.M. Barrie]

YES indeed!!!

I love you, Currie

1 comment:

Rita said...

O love that! Fail with enthusiasm!! Yes! :) :)