Pardon the language in the link above, but truer words have never been spoken. The past two months have been very trying for various reasons. I’ve been this close to throwing in the towel multiple times. Face it, people on our side get beat up every single day, especially those who try to change things for the better. If you hold to a high set of morals, you will be spit on, ridiculed and betrayed.
“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.” -Theodore Roosevelt
Ole’ Teddy might have been a Progressive but he hit the nail on the head with that one. Every time you get hit, get back up and dust yourself off. Every failure will teach you an invaluable lesson.
Thank you to all those who have agreed to help me run our small group. I can’t do it without you (even though sometimes I try). Here is to separating the wheat from the chaff!