Woohoo it’s Friday – what better way to cheer us up! Well we can’t talk about the football or the weather but sure isn’t losing a learning experience and sure wouldn’t the Irish fans make you proud. After a miserable defeat and being eliminated from EURO 2012, they sung their little hearts out with The Fields of Athenry echoing round the stadium in Gdansk. In happier news this week, ‘Once – the Musical’ won eight Tony Awards including Best Musical. So that is worth celebrating and with all the bad, we are still an optimistic and happy little nation.

Happy Flyday!

“Courage is as often the outcome of despair as of hope; in the one case we have nothing to lose, in the other, everything to gain” [Diane de Pointiers]

“Win as if you were used to it, lose as if you enjoyed it for a change.” [Ralph Waldo Emerson]

“That’s what learning is, after all; not whether we lose the game, but how we lose and how we’ve changed because of it and what we take away from it that we never had before, to apply to other games. Losing, in a curious way, is winning.” [Richard Bach]

“There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that lost by not trying.” [Francis Bacon, Sr.]

“Losing a game is heartbreaking. Losing your sense of excellence or worth is a tragedy.” [Joe Paterno]

“Winning is not a sometime thing; it’s an all time thing. You don’t win once in a while, you don’t do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.” [Vince Lombardi]

“You need to play with supreme confidence, or else you’ll lose again, and then losing becomes a habit.” [Joe Paterno]

“The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.” [Robert Green Ingersoll]