Jill Weatherholt

Writing Stories of Love, Faith and Happy Endings While Enjoying the Journey


The Man in the Arena

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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 them 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,
who comes short again and again,
because there is no effort
without error and shortcoming;
but who does actually strive to do the deeds;
who knows great enthusiasms,
the great devotions;
who spends himself in 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 fails while daring greatly,
so that his place shall never be
with those cold and timid souls
who neither know victory nor defeat.

President Theodore Roosevelt
Speech at the Sorbonne
April 23, 1910

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY DAD! THANK YOU FOR TEACHING ME TO NEVER GIVE UP.

I LOVE YOU,

JILL

My thoughts and prayers are with friends Theresa and Luanne┬áthis Father’s Day.