The Eyes Are The Window To The Soul

The Eyes Are The Window To The Soul
The Eyes Are The Window To The Soul

Quote Of The Moment

Don't listen to those who say, 'You're taking too big a chance.' Michelangelo would have painted the Sistine floor, and it would surely be rubbed out by today

Sunday, July 27, 2008

So I did not make the team

I was a little down and then today I read a quote by 'Randy Pausch'

'We can't change the cards we're dealt, just how to play the hand'. --Randy Pausch

Then I looked him up and now I ask you to take the time to watch this You Tube Lecture. Yeah its 76 mins and you claim not to have the time. It might just change your life like it did mine.

So I close with this quote again from Randy Pausch

"Experience is what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted…. I probably got more from that dream [of playing professional football] and not accomplishing it than I got from any of the ones that I did accomplish." Randy Pausch

Thanks for reading my blog



  1. Joice,

    When I get the chance I'll have a look at this you tube lecture.

    I was at the meet on Sunday but obviously couldn't say hello!!

    Take Care,


  2. Jet!

    I heart you and the blog :)


  3. Thanks you guys

    Dave - You should have said hello. :)

    eclectik - You know i'm gonna to continue to read your blog. Love it love it love it.


  4. Richard WilliamsJuly 30, 2008 at 7:16 PM


    Great blog, great life philosophy, admire you lots.

    Take it easy now you deserve it ! then do as Randy (what a sense of humour the guy has !) in the video says help someone else achieve their dream you have that gift !


  5. You know I've enjoyed it here, Ms. Bounce Back Queen.

    I am coming back to check out the video.

  6. It's so crazy that I stopped by your page today! I just went and bought Randy's book today! I saw the special on ABC last night about his lecture, life, and recent death. A celebration of life is what I learned from Randy! Thank you for sharing this. I know it has probably been a whirlwind of emotions passing through you, but it's really okay that you didn't make the team. You're a talented individual who will do great things in this world...and that's all that matters!!

  7. Hi Joice,

    Really enjoyed reading about the things you got up to, your tips, video's etc. over the last couple of months.

    Sorry you did not make it!

    Probably bump into you again sometime at some competition.

    Good luck !!

    Love Alan + Jolanda


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