Thursday, October 02, 2008

Quote of the Day

In 2001, South African swimmer Natalie Du Toit lost her left left at the knee after being struck by a car as she left a training session. Three years later she won five gold medals at the Paralympics in Athens. In May of this year, she qualified for the able-bodied Olympics, ultimately finishing in 16th place in Beijing. The following poem, a paraphrase of a Benjamin E. Mays quote, hangs on her wall:

The tragedy of life does not lie

in not reaching your goals;
The tragedy of life lies in not

having goals to reach for.

My humble goal for tonight is to make dinner from scratch--maybe a garden-vegetable lasagna with some salad and garlic bread.


  1. Beautiful!!

  2. Prill, love you quotes of the day. BTW, I have a list of my own quotes that might interest you. Mostly on writing (of course!) but still might inspire someone to, well, write. Or promote what they write. (-:

    Carolyn Howard-Johnson

  3. Thanks! Carolyn, I'd love to see your list. I have one, too. Maybe we could trade??