Children need inspiration today and maybe even a bit of encouragement when times get tough. This is a collection of six stories about kids involved in gymnastics, football, soccer, karate, basketball and baseball. Each is a story with a message or a lesson about life. There are many talented athletes that start out playing a sport, but the ones who really succeed are those who have learned how to respond to " failure, mistakes and difficulty." Personal and powerful, each story speaks with a true voice and reaches to the life experience of the reader. You realize that in sports you are challenged by the other guy or the other team, but, most of all, you are challenged by yourself and your own mind.