Saturday 11 December 2010

Thought for the day . . .

It has thawed here, praise be. Yesterday was so much warmer and now all but the most stubborn ice has melted. The ponds are looking very milky but the ice is slowly darkening at the edges and the birds can drink more readily again.

In last week's Telegraph, I came across this wonderfully inspiring piece of text, which is one that adventurer and explorer Ben Fogle lives by:

To love is to risk not being loved in return.

To believe is to risk despair.

To try is to risk failure.

The people who risk nothing, do nothing.

Only a person who risks is truly free.

I will leave you with that thought . . .


  1. Thank you. I love all of these and completely agree. people hav e tried to take risk out of their lives and have ended without lives at all.

  2. This has been the fastest thaw I've ever seen.

    Interesting quote!

  3. Glad you have thawed out.

    What wonderful, inspiring thoughts, and oh so true.


  4. Interesting quotes BB, although as I get older, the risks have to be more calculated ones than they used to be!

    We have thawed out here, but the central heating boiler ( new in April!) has broken so the house is not very warm this weekend. It has been wonderful to be free of thick ice when I have being working outside.