Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Quote for the Week

You might not expect an inspiring quote from an athlete, but this one from Maria Sharapova after she won the French Open really touched me, especially now that my son is going through the aftermath of his stroke. For those of you who don't follow tennis, Sharapova was at the top of her game when she suffered a shoulder injury, had surgery and was out for some time.  Then she began a comeback but it was a long and difficult one.  She lost her ranking, she played poorly. Everyone assumed her career was over.  Not so.   Here is what she said:

I could have said, "I don't need this.  I have money, I have fame, I have victories.  I have Grand Slams."  But when your love for something is bigger than all these things, you continue to keep getting up in the morning when it's freezing outside, when you know it can be the most difficult day, when nothing is working, when you feel like the belief sometimes isn't there from the outside world and you seem so small.  But you can achieve great things when you don't listen to all those things.


Debbie said... [Reply to comment]

Love this! Very inspiring. I hope your son is making progress and feeling better.

Andrea said... [Reply to comment]

That is a great quote. Thanks for sharing! Prayers for your son...


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