Thirty-three years later, what we understood now, that we didn’t quite comprehend then was it was the losses and not the wins that best prepared us for life. They taught us how to handle and come back from adversity.
He went on to share with me that his goal is to ‘just win one match in his high school wrestling career.”
Now, To you and I, that statement sounds like it comes from an underachiever – but if you ever knew his circumstances you would understand how overachieving and insurmountable “just one win” seems to him.
Did you know that the brain reacts 90% slower when it doesn’t have the right amount of water?
Do you know 80% of your strength is lost when you are dehydrated?
Did you know that it takes 48 hours to rehydrate?
If Heaven gives out day passes, my father is sure to use his tonight.
The journey has a way of making both the past and future inconsequential, compared to this moment.
Some of the greatest moments in life occur when the Venn diagram of Sports and Humanity congruently overlap.
Death, a divorce, a diagnosis, a random act of violence.
They always happen to other people.
But what do you do if it does happen to you?
I have never walked the 500 mile Camino de Santiago in Spain like so many writers seeking to find themselves do.
Nor, have I ever walked the 1,560 mile Pacific Coast Trail like Cheryl Stayed did when she wrote “Wild.”
As human beings, we so rarely notice when we are happy – If this isn’t nice – what is?
It seems to me that later on, neither I nor anyone else will be interested in the musings of a thirteen-year-old schoolgirl.
74 Years ago