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#21321 - 02/05/04 09:37 PM "Success is the best revenge"
Leosha Offline

Registered: 06/18/03
Posts: 3614
Loc: Right here
Just have reason to feel this true right now. Two students I have been working with had a competition this past week. One of them won, a wonderful thing, and I am so proud of him for that. The other had I think an even bigger victory, because it was a personal one. He was at this competition facing one of his abusers, a former coach. And he had a terrible time early in the competition, because this man still scares and intimidates him, and deliberately would do things to get in his line of vision, or to upset him as much as possible. And this young man managed to put all that out of his head and do a wonderful, amazing job, best of his career so far. He triumphed all as much as the winner of the competition.

I just feel I am childish enough to enjoy being a part of their success, especially at expense of an evil man who has caused much harm. Thank you for letting me share this here.


Avatar photo in memory of my younger brother Makar.

"Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted."~~~Martin Luther King Jr., 1963

#21322 - 02/05/04 09:42 PM Re: "Success is the best revenge"
Bill_1965 Offline
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Registered: 06/29/03
Posts: 1983
Loc: Flint, Michigan
Bravo to them, Bravo to their coach. Bravo, Leosha.


Pain is Temporary; Quitting lasts Forever. - Lance Armstrong

#21323 - 02/05/04 09:59 PM Re: "Success is the best revenge"
outis Offline

Registered: 02/27/03
Posts: 2260
Loc: Maryland USA

Great news! Trumpet it to the world.
I just feel I am childish enough to enjoy being a part of their success
You should be proud of yourself, too, for the work you do helps them. You are not childish for that at all. You are a Coach, what a Coach is supposed to be for young athletes. Be proud of the work you three have done together.

Thanks for spreading good news.


"Telemachos, your guest is no discredit to you. I wasted no time in stringing the bow, and I did not miss the mark. My strength is yet unbroken…"—The Odyssey, translated by W.H.D. Rouse

#21324 - 02/05/04 10:22 PM Re: "Success is the best revenge"
theo Offline

Registered: 09/28/03
Posts: 1122
two thumbs up...way up \:D

journey well,
theo dewolfe

- It is gift, and gift will find its way
- I inherit through my choice. I build through my affirmation. It is through my freedom that I nurture, or fade into autonomy
- I was not given to serve life, but to embrace it

#21325 - 02/06/04 03:19 PM Re: "Success is the best revenge"
crisispoint Offline

Registered: 09/24/03
Posts: 2154
Loc: Massachusetts
\:D \:D \:D

You both are to be congratulated!

Thanks for raising MY spirits as well!

You have every right to be proud and don't EVER lose that "childish" part of yourself, my Russian brother.

Peace and love, Leo,


There are reasons I'm taking medication. They're called "other people." - Me, displaying my anti-social tendancies

#21326 - 02/06/04 03:27 PM Re: "Success is the best revenge"
Mike Church Offline
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Registered: 01/23/03
Posts: 3439
Loc: Toronto, Canada
What a wonderful post Leosha. It is not childish to be a part of it. Remember they get thier cues from their mentor and in this case it was you. Leosha you are a brave man and cudos to both winners from me.




#21327 - 02/06/04 06:53 PM Re: "Success is the best revenge"
RICK57 Offline

Registered: 12/31/03
Posts: 1611
Leosha - congratulations to all three of you on your success. Each of you deserve to take pride in your achievemnents.

Well done..Rik

*Never look down on anybody unless you're helping them up.
*I was seeking a way of expressing my anger - I found hope!
*There are many battles before the war is won! It can be won!

#21328 - 02/06/04 06:58 PM Re: "Success is the best revenge"
Sinking Offline

Registered: 09/26/03
Posts: 577
Loc: Took my ball and went home.
Leosha - Please accept my congratulations as well. And please pass on all the good wishes from your friends here to your friends there. It will make them feel good to know that you were proud enough to share with us.


#21329 - 02/06/04 07:17 PM Re: "Success is the best revenge"
AbandonedOne Offline
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Registered: 01/14/04
Posts: 9
Loc: Washington state
Leosha, its posts like this one of yours that give me fuel to make it through another day.
Thank you for sharing it.

May whatever is good in the universe smile on you bro.


Whence comes ethics?

#21330 - 02/06/04 10:44 PM Re: "Success is the best revenge"
markgreyblue Offline

Registered: 12/19/03
Posts: 5400
Loc: Pasadena, CA
alright Leosha!

" not look outside yourself for the leader."
-wisdom of the hopi elders

"...the sign of a true leader is service..." - anonymous

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