Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Canada Games

is an important event in the lives of our young athletes, up here. And I had the privilege to see two of them compete. They are friends and I came to encourage them on.
The event was sharpshooting. Not a spectator sport by any means. It's too hard to see the tiny target, and the audience must be quiet at all times, but to see the young men and women do their best, thank each other and the officials and learn to concentrate solely on the task before them, was something I didn't want to miss.
One of the team I'd come to watch finished just shy of the podium, missing third by 3-tenths of a point. But she's a winner in my books.
Do you have anyone in your life like that? There are many who just don't quite make it, but it's our attitude toward them that really defines how good they are. Let's cheer on these 'real' winners!

3 comments:

Barbara Phinney said...

Maryrose, even when we don't get what we wanted, we are still winners because we tried. Attitude is everything I tell the kids at the school where I volunteer.
Failure happens when we don't even try.

Jackie S. said...

My grandson has not always made the team, but so far, he keeps a good attitude!

Sheila Deeth said...

Nice point, nicely made.