Thursday, March 22, 2012

#211 The Ultimate Test

The ultimate test of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and moments of convenience,but where he stands in moments of challenge and moments of controversy. ~Martin Luther King Jr.

I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one's head pointed toward the sun, one's feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death. ~ Nelson Mandela