The Olympics is over but thankfully it’s raining now so we can all go kayaking instead of watching the games on TV!!

For those who won, for those who didn’t win, for those who worked so hard and didn’t make it there, for those who will never make it there and for anyone working towards anything here are some words from William Ernest Henley. If they are good enough for Nelson Mandela they are good enough for me!! The journey to anywhere is so important in terms of learning and making us who and what we are so keep your eyes open along the way….

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
Well done to all of our Olympic athletes. 🙂