I've received a number of phone calls, emails and other means of communications over the last couple days of encouragement and support. I'd like to thank all of you for taking the time to share your feelings with me. Your kindness and friendship is most appreciated. In reflecting on the last couple days, I'm reminded of a statement written by Theodore Roosevelt. I've posted it here before but I think it bears repeating.
"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 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 up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for 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 knew neither victory nor defeat."