Fall down 7 times, Stand up 8. 七転び八起き

I gave a speech Saturday for an entrance ceremony at a kindergarten here in Akita.  I decided to use this phrase as the topic of my short speech.

This is an old Japanese proverb that is very popular in America.  If you look on Google, you can see many people who have this tattooed on their body.

The children seemed to understand easily.  This is a phrase which becomes more and more true the older we get.

So, get back on your feet!

Here are a few pictures I used in my speech.

fall down 7 get up 8