DARE GREATLY AND NEVER DOUBT
It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, 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 short again and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause, who at best knows 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 know neither victory nor defeat.
~ Theodore Roosevelt From a speech given in Paris at the Sorbonne in 1910
A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms against himself. He makes his failure certain by himself being the first person to be convinced of it. - Alexander Dumas
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A Dish Best Served Cold: Part 1 - Relativity Ep 43 Dark Flame scaled down the drain pipe, letting go five feet from the ground. A few moments later, Overcast landed beside her. The two focused their attention on the squad car at the end of the block. Since it appeared to be on a routine traffic stop, they turned and continued on their way.
"Where are we going tonight?" Ravenswood asked. "I thought you wanted to check out the train yards."
"I did, but I got a tip from one of the high school kids that Heather was seen down by the skateboard park."
The crimefighter lifted his hat to scratch his head. "Do you really think she's still around? I thought maybe she had gone back to Beecher."
It had been a week and a half since Sara had last seen Heather. A runaway from a small town in rural Indiana, the teen had come to Gale to hook-up with a boy she had met online. The "boy" had turned out to be a fifty year old pedophile and the girl had barely escaped
NaNoWriMo 2015 - Yokov and Snorer Part 1“Lieutenant Dell! Yokov! Sir! The Captain has been looking for you!”
Yokov opened one eye and looked at the young man assigned to sending messages. He must have run all the way from the palace if the sweat and general disarray of his clothing was any indication. Yokov stretched, yawned, and gave the black haired runner his full attention as he gasped and leaned against the very comfortable tree Yokov had been sleeping under just moments ago and he was reluctant to get up after such a pleasant nap. “You are going to wear yourself out before you reach your twenties, young man.”
“Please, sir. I need you to accompany me to the Captain’s office.” The young man was panting and yet looked incredibly twitchy to get going.
Yokov got up slowly, trying not to laugh at the look of panic on the young messengers face. “It can wait long enough for me to get that damn uniform jacket on, can it not?”
“Sir . . . the Captain says it is . . .
PrayerPlace your poems
on the lips of angels
so you can teach their wings
how it feels to fly
Mark the summer evenings
soon to come
with the grace
that carried you
warm and cherished softly
and know we will always place
among the stars.
A short bio: I am a happily married mother of three beautiful children! God is first in my life and always will be! Outside of the home, I am a geriatric nurse. I love my job and feel very blessed to be a part of the lives of some very amazing elderly people. My job is so very rewarding! In addition, I am an obsessive reader, I love to write, play piano, and of course draw. My 2011 new years resolution was to stop saying "I wish I could draw" and to actually pursue it! And, I have drawn almost every day since! So keep at it all of you!! I still have sooooo much to learn, but I've also come a long way! Just check out my early work! I left it there to encourage myself and others!
And, lastly... Thank you so much to all the people who have been such an encouragement and support to me! It has really helped me keep going even when I feel so discouraged. Thank you!!
My sister has been a huge encouragement and help to me!! Make sure you visit her!! Her artwork is amazing!
My OC stamp!!! Stamp by Endorell-Taelos art by fee-absinthe