Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. ~Calvin Coolidge
Ha! And if anyone says it is, I will deny, deny, deny. I am not blogging for another week. When I parked my car at my home Wednesday after work, I locked her tight and didn’t move her until going to work this AM. I was watching the show 60 Minutes last night and an author/speaker named Malcolm Gladwell was telling how when we are the underdog we are forced to come up with creative means to satisfy a need, when we can’t do the thing we are required to do we look for alternate routes to take. The article went on to mention how successful people with disabilities find ways to “work around” their disabilities and are often more successful than their “normal” cohorts. The point? Well not much, since I’m not blogging this week. But I’ll leave you to think about this. In a world where we make excuses for our failures, or worse yet, make excuses for the failures of our children, why don’t we turn it around and teach the principal of accepting what fate has given to us and learning positive ways to make what we do have more meaningful and fulfilling? Well, that’s just my two cents worth, take it for what ever it means to you, I reckon probably not a lot. As for me, I’m still mulling it over and not blogging. Have a great week!