Stay strong....


Like millions of others, I watched Tiger Woods win The Master’s golf tournament yesterday. It’s a great annual championship event, made even more interesting yesterday because of the personal drama surrounding Woods. It’s the story of a nearly invincible athlete at the top of his game who falters in his personal life and spins out of the spotlight. That kind of fall from grace can happen to anyone. Years ago, he won because he was expected to: that has its own kind of pressures; yesterday he won because he wanted to: with grit and determination. Any one  of us can fall from our own heights: that’s when you have to dig deep, find your own well of strength, and focus on coming back, one step at a time. The look of unbelievable relief on Woods face after the final putt said it all; the look on his mother’s face showed the universal relief and pride we all felt. Remember all of the challenges you’ve had to overcome and take pride in your success today.

Ashley Rosebloom (b. 1964): Author