“Defeat is for the valiant. Only they will know the honour of losing and the joy of winning…
I am not here to tell you that defeat is a part of life: we all know that. Only the defeated know Love. Because it is in the realm of love that we fight our first battles – and generally lose.
I am here to tell you that there are people who have never been defeated.
They are the ones who never fought.
They managed to avoid scars, humiliations, feelings of helplessness, as well as those moments when even warriors doubt the existence of God.’’
Manuscript Found In Accra – Paulo Coelho
This week’s theme on Leanne‘s site is Straight.
We had put our kids in the local Navy League cadet Corp when they were younger, and this shot was taken when they were all lined up (obviously) for inspection.
Their feet are not nearly as small now.
Time goes fast.
They are still learning about the hard work of honour.