The family. We were a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another’s desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms, inflicting pain and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing, defending, and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together.
~ Erma Bombeck
“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” —Dr. Seuss
“When I first started running, I was so embarrassed I’d walk when cars passed me. I’d pretend I was looking at the flowers.”
Joan Benoit Samuelson –Winner, 1984 Olympic Marathon
To be nobody-but-yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody but yourself–means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight–and never stop fighting. —E.E. Cummings
“It takes courage to reinvent joys, to reinvent opportunities, to reinvent dreams, to reinvent connections, to reinvent hopes that you have set aside.”~ Mary Anne Radmacher
When the mind is backed by will, miracles happen. —unknown.
Those who have abandoned their dreams will try to discourage yours. —unknown.
Try Easy. Believe in what you want. You already have it! —Sarah Uhl, 2001 Junior World Champion, killer girl
The artist appeals to that part of our being . . . which is a gift and not an acquisition—and, therefore, more permanently enduring. —Joseph Conrad.
“When you don’t live by yesterday, then you start to live for tomorrow.” —Yogi Bhajan, from the lid of my new Detox Tea.
Those who cultivate Power, Identify with Power. Those who cultivate failure, Identify with failure. —Tao Te Ching no. 23
I am my brother’s keeper, and my sister’s keeper. —Barack Obama
If goals were easy to achieve, there would be no satisfaction in achieving them. — Coach Benjamin Sharp
To be an artist requires that you suffer, requires that you make a fool of yourself. —Garrison Keillor
Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is. —Vince Lombard
“All the real good climbers are the ones having fun.” —climber Alex Lowe
“Stinkin’ thinkin’ leads to mental B.O.” unknown. translated to me by my coach, Benjamin Sharp, who got it from his Football Coach/Social Studies teacher.
“Everyone is an athlete. The only difference is that some of us are in training, and some are not.” —— Dr. George Sheehan.
My Grandma, aka “Precious.” 95-years young, still keepin’ the faith.
“Every day, enjoy eating regular intakes of moderate amounts of a wide variety of fresh wholesome foods designed by Mother Nature!” —Nicholas Theodorou, ND
“…everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms — to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”
— Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search For Meaning
“They Say it takes 8 Years to make a Champion.” Chris Hoy, World Kilo Champion
Magic makes it happen . . . Tom Moran, legendary cycling photographer
The real contest is always between what you’ve done, and what you’re capable of doing. You measure yourself against yourself and nobody else. —Geoff Gaberino, Olympic Gold medalist, swimming
Good instincts usually tell you what to do long before your head has figured it out. —Michael Burke
My friend, Anika, who’s got more heart and fight than anyone I know.
Those who believe they can and those who believe they can’t are both right. —anonymous
You can’t train character. —Roger Young, Former Olympian and coach of Olympic and World Champion cyclists.
The important thing isn’t whether your new venture is a smashing success or a middling failure. The important thing is that you’re doing it. —Arianna Huffington, On Becoming Fearless
Bust your ass. Pay Attention. Fall in Love. —Three steps to success, according to Jerry Seinfeld.
“You’ve got to walk in there like you own the place.” Jess Maclean’s Grandmum
“You cannot dream yourself into a character: you must hammer and forge yourself into one.”
Henry D. Thoreau
Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.
– Wilma Rudolph –