Aug 26, 2011

A BIRTHDAY MESSAGE FROM TEDDY: “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”

Gotta keep my eye on the ball, gotta keep moving along...Happy 68th Birthday to me!
The only man who makes no mistakes is the man who never does anything.

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”  Theodore Roosevelt HERE


Grandmère Mimi said...

A Blessed and Happy Birthday, Leonardo. I'm sorry to be late.

Leonardo Ricardo said...

Thanks you Mimi, onward we go for the Full Nelson! (just kidding)


Leonardo Ricardo said...

Nelson hold
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nelson hold

A nelson hold (sometimes simply referred to as a nelson) is a grappling hold which is executed from the backside of the opponent. One or both arms are used to encircle the opponent's arm under the armpit, and secured at the opponent's neck. Several different nelson holds exist, and they can be separated according to the positioning of the encircling arm(s).

The term "nelson" is derived from "full nelson", which dates back to the early 19th century. It is supposedly named after the British war-hero Admiral Horatio Nelson, who used strategies based on surrounding the opponent to win the Battle of the Nile and the Battle of Trafalgar. But its true origin remains unknown.[1]

motheramelia said...

Happy Birthday Leonardo. Glad to see you got proper birthday wishes from the canines.

Padre Mickey said...

¡Feliz Cumpleaños (poquito tarde) hermano y amigo mío!
May God continue to bless you in everyway!
Besos y amor desde los fanaticos de Leonardo Ricardo en Panamá.

Leonardo Ricardo said...

Wow! Such great greetings from such nifty gracias!


Ciss B said...

I echo all the sentiments before mine! Happy Birthday Leonardo!

Leonardo Ricardo said...

Thank you Ciss!

It was a great day and a great weekend...Saturday we had a luncheon for the tiny foodbank here and we´ve now got a CLOSET FULL of wonderful/lasting food basics to deliver to the local padre (he will distribute for us, the anonymous, over the next months) for more than me, me, me!