Arthur Ashe and Coach Jimmy V were erased from the scene of life far too soon, but the inspiration of their lives would live on forever, this is the legacy that they left behind. You don’t have to be a athlete to appreciate the courage and the heart of these two men because their lives and their words inspire a cripple guy like me on a daily basis, I am a huge sports nut I love and respect everything about the world of sports but the thing to me that stand out in sports is when you find men and woman with the ability to inspire on and off the field of play and that is what Mr. Ashe and Coach do for my life every time I read about their lives. Sports can touch so many lives in so many different ways this may sound ironic but when you think about it sports is bigger than sports what I mean is that these athletes and coaches get paid to play a game. But fit people like me it is so much bigger than just a game it is my escape and my outlet from the day to day bull crap that I have to deal with as a crippled man. Thank you to every single athlete and thank you to Arthur Ashe and coach Jimmy V for keeping u s motivated.
People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centered; Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and grant, people may cheat you; Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight; Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they’re be jealous; Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough; Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and your God; It was never between you and them anyway.
Just stay on track stay focused and just remember that it is only the final steps of the journey that lead to an arrival.