Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Quote #145, My Thoughts and YOUR thoughts

I love Quotes. I love them because they make me think. What does the quoter mean? Why did he/she write this? Is there a message to get through to the reader/the world? What did YOU initially think when you read it?

Here goes blog quote #145....

"A good father gives certain gifts that can't be opened for many years."
-John Wooden-

Some gifts are not bought in a store. Some cannot be dressed in wrapping paper. Some can't be physically touched. And some are woth more than a treasure chest of jewels.

These "gifts" may come in the form of "experience". They may be termed "life lessons". Perhaps even called "words of wisdom"? When Wooden made this statement, he was referring to his dad Joshua Wooden when he shared with John the GIFT of........ his philosophy of success.

Per John, "Dad would say, Johnny, remember this, and remember it well: Never try to be better than somebody else, but never cease trying to be the best you can be. You have control over that. Not the other.

Old man Wooden taught John to judge his success on the quality of his effort rather than how he compared to others, whether it be in the classroom, basketball, or life. Classic Information. Thanks to both the Wooden's, for sharing this priceless information.

That's my view...... What Say You?

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