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The Man in the Arena

It has been a while since I posted on my blog.  What can I say, life has been happening :-))
I want to share another favorite of mine.  This is Theodore Roosevelt's speech "Citizenship in a Republic" or "The Man in the Arena"
 
Here it goes:

"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, 

Inspirational poem

On my blog I will share quotes, thoughts and poems I find inspirational and that have helped me make changes in my own life. I have to start with one of my favorite poems by Rumi called the Guest House.  Enjoy!

This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes 
as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house 
empty of your furniture,