As we march toward all our goals it is important to keep perspective:
Orville Rogers, 96 year old runner commenting on his race, "....my plan is simple: start fast, turn left, and hurry home."
Dr. George Sheehan writes,"...I am--just as you are--a unique, never, -to-be-repeated event in this universe....this perception comes late in life...something I knew as a child...my life was my own....filled with play and invention...humor and intelligence that becomes a person .... it demands...but all too soon, we become members of the herd....we learn herd rules...we become part of society....most of us submit to the herd...we behave docilely...But then what?....the herd no longer needs us...what then?...We now return to the PLAY and invention, the energy and intensity, the humor and intelligence we knew as children...that is a paradox.....why must this all wait....lightning may strike when you are 21 or not until you are 70.....Today may be your day to leave the herd."
Dr. Sheehan commenting about pursuing your dream...finding the will and courage to be your own person regardless of the herd mindset.
"You don't get a nickname like Big Papi if you're just a follower...I loved how, in the aftermath of the marathon bombings, he took the mike at Fenway to address the fans and give them a spark of hope....."
Tyus Edney, UCLA assistant... "That's the fun of college basketball, having that rivalry and going to war on the court..."
Phil Taylor, Sports Illustrated writer, ".....the n-word desensitizes the world to the harm it can cause...we can find better words."
Mariano Rivera to a father who lost his 10 year old son, who was hit by a display board in Birmingham, Alabama....."You're a stronger and braver man than I ever could be."
Having lost both his job and his oldest son in the same year, Reid said, you, "move on like a man and handle what life throws at you."