Giving it your all…

I had the opportunity to watch a fourth grade boys basketball practice last night…

There were ten sweaty boys giving it their all….

I was captivated by how they didn’t have the self-control to contain themselves always, but that didn’t stop them from giving it their all….

They ran hard, often ending up just out-of-bounds because they couldn’t stop their bodies once they had began to run giving it their all…

They pass the ball hard and actually a number of passes went beyond the intended recipient because when they were passing, they gave it their all….

They shot the ball every chance they got,  and were often surprised as the ball bounced back off the backboard instead of swishing through the net….but they shoot over and over again, giving it their all….

I realized that I can learn from this group of sweaty and smiling fourth grade athletes.

I realize that sometimes giving your all doesn’t produce finely polished performance but it does speak loudly that you dare to risk and want to play the game…

I realize that sometimes giving your all doesn’t mean you won’t get hurt or that you will be the hero in the game, but it does mean that when you walk away you will know just how fun it was to participate….

I realize that sometimes giving your all leaves you sweaty, smelly, tired and smiling…

I know there are places I want to give more….it is time I live like a fourth grade boy who loves basketball….

My time is now!

Wanna join me?

Author: trishborgdorff

I am on a life long journey to live with integrity, honesty, kindness and full of grace.

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