Monday, April 1, 2013


While this has little to do with writing or writing related activities, it does speak to the human spirit and, in this Easter season, I thought it worthwhile to share.  I read these words today on the caring bridge site of a very courageous young girl in the fight of her life.  She epitomizes the meaning of strength and courage, her motto being, "I BELIEVE."  I believe she will win this fight (Go Tanna) and live a long, full life.

On her guestbook, someone posted the following which came from a presentation by Don Meyer (former NSU coach and cancer survivor).

Winning is Giving
Winning is giving your best away. Winning is serving with grace every day. You'll know that you've won when your friends say it's true, "I like who I am, when I'm around you. You look for the best in others you see and you help us become who we're trying to be."
Winning is helping someone who's down. It's sharing a smile instead of a frown.
It's giving your children a hug by the fire and sharing the values and dreams that inspire.
It's giving your parents the message, "I care. Thanks, Mom and Dad, for being so fair."
Winners are willing to give more than get. Their favors are free, you're never in debt.
Winning is giving one hundred percent. It's paying your dues, your taxes, your rent. It's trying and doing, not crying and stewing.
Winners respect every color and creed. They share and they care for everyone's needs.
The losers keep betting that winning is getting but there's one of God's laws that they keep forgetting and this is the Law you can live and BELIEVE, the more that you give, the more you'll receive!
Tanna is a winner and a believer.  I hope these words can bring comfort to any of you needing it today.


  1. This is a perfect post for March Madness season and gives us a much-needed reality check! Thanks, Karin!