God sends many people into my life.

“God sends many people into my life. Some come only for a moment; others, for months or even years. Perhaps God will use me as a conduit to show them the good news of his son. For this reason, I believe their presence in my life is by no means a coincidence.”

– Share Jesus Without Fear, William Fay

First Game

This is your first game, my child.
I hope you win.
I hope you win for your sake, not mine.
Because winning’s nice.
It’s a good feeling.
Like the whole world is yours.
But, it passes, this feeling.
And what lasts is what you’ve learned.

And what you learn about is life.
That’s what sports is all about. Life.
The whole thing is played out
 in one afternoon.
The happiness of life.
The miseries.
The joys.
The heartbreaks.

There’s no telling what’ll turn up.
There’s no telling whether they’ll toss you
out in the first five minutes or whether
you’ll stay in for the long haul.

There’s no telling how you’ll do.
You might be a hero
or you might be absolutely nothing.
There’s just no telling.
Too much depends on chance.
On how the ball bounces.

I’m not talking about the game.
I’m talking about life.

But, it’s life that the game is all about.

Because every game is life.
And life is every game.
A serious game.
Dead serious.

But, that’s what you do with serious things.
You do your best.
You take what comes.
You take what comes and you run with it.

Winning is fun.
Sure.
But winning is not the point.

Wanting to win is the point.
Not giving up is the point.
Never being satisfied
with what you’ve done is the point.
Never letting up is the point.
Never letting anyone down is the point.

Play to win.
Sure.
But lose like a champion.
Because it’s not winning that counts.
What counts is trying.
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Thanks Teri for sharing…

When…

When your reasons to move forward outweigh your excuses for staying put, you will move forward.
When your thirst for success is more powerful than the desire to stay within your comfort zone, you will succeed.
When the reward is meaningful enough, you will act.
When you connect your deepest purpose with the goals you set, those goals will be achieved.
When you understand that there is a real and accessible pathway to the most magnificent dreams you can dream, you’ll get yourself on that path.
When you know without a doubt that every action has a consequence, you’ll focus all your actions in a positive and valuable direction.
When you love what you do, you’ll do it with grace and ease and excellence.
When you do what you love, you’ll provide a steady stream of unique and extraordinary gifts to life.
When you are completely clear about why, you’ll be able to figure out how.
When you let go of the need to need, you’ll fall into a massive sea of beautiful abundance.
When you are ready, life is here to fully live. Choose it, and now is when.