Tuesday, November 26, 2013

What are you Thankful for this Holiday Season?

With Thanksgiving just a few days away, it's that time of year to reflect with gratitude on all the wonderful things this year has brought. Let us know what you are most thankful for this holiday season.

Here are just a few of the things we are grateful for here at Upward Enterprises.
  • The love of family
  • Being able to work at a job that I love
  • The smiling face of a child at our ropes course who just accomplished something they were scared to try
  • Friendship
  • Being privileged to watch Hudson grow into a little man
  • Another day on Planet Earth


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Be the "The Man in the Arena"

Frequently we have groups out at the ropes course where a few participants stand off to the side who need encouragement to join in.  Today I wanted to share an inspiration quote to all of those individuals to give them confidence that there is great learning in pushing yourself to dare greatly.

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.
~ Theodore Roosevelt