Saturday, November 6, 2010

It is said that sports teaches one a lot about life.


And while that can be said about a lot of things, we've certainly learned that that old adage is true.




One learns to be part of a team and to be a team player.

 

One learns endurance through hard work and that hard work pays off. Okay...not always in tangible ways, but hard work does pay off. If only that you feel better about yourself.





One learns to anticipate the unexpected.
 

and to maneuver obstacles.




One learns that while it's okay to flinch...



One must never retreat.



One must stay in the game.

 

Stay focused.
 

Remembering always that your teammates are counting on you.




Just as you are counting on them.
 

And that your opponent may be just as strong as (or stronger than) you.


And that he wants to win as badly as you do.




And while winning is great, the ultimate prize is to finish well
and with honor.






And to know in the end....it is, afterall....just a game.




1 comment:

  1. BRAVO!!! I love it!! Well put, well written. Joel is awesome...loved to watch him run...whew! Love the pictures!
    blessings,
    Tonya

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