Friday, December 18, 2009

Good advice

Today, the Bums posted this quote on their blog: 

"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

Merry Christmas and compliments of the season to all of you. May 2010 bring lots of love, light, happiness and inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

xo Tana


Shirley Landis VanScoyk said...

Tana: so interesting that you should put that quote up now. I was just watching the Ali vs Fraser fight on youtube - you MUST watch it - all rounds. It is physically what T. Roosevelt is saying here. I love watching this fight because it MEANS something. Tell me what you think. And have a great Christmas and a happy new year!!!

Fran said...

Tana, Happy Christmas to you and hoping that your dreams come true in 2010. From Fran in the snowy uk. xxxx

bowiechick said...

Thanks Shirley and Fran!

Shirley, I posted this really for Greig. For he is just this man who stumbles and is subject to much criticism by me and often others who don't always understand the "vision" or misinterpret the root intent to be something else altogether. So he fails while daring greatly and often as not his failure are at the hands of someone else's agenda who is very much a timid soul. It made his face leak.

rob said...

Thanks for sharing that Tana! a great quotation and certainly one that I personally can relate to! have a great Christmas and may 2010bring all that you wish for.
Big hugs
Rob X