Play for today

November 28, 2018 — 2 Comments

Fight for every possession

as if everything could be snatched away

without warning in an unjustified instant.

Each moment counts

in a game of split-second decisions.

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You will do better than you ever thought possible

as well as disappoint those who battle alongside you.

May you be hard on yourself in the pursuit of perfection

and kind on yourself knowing that excellence is elusive.

One day you will walk out of the gym

that has become your second home

for the final time.

You will remove your shoes and fight back tears

and wonder what comes next?

Play for today.

 

This is the sixth (#6) in a series of 100-word posts I plan to write. I dedicate these particular words to the 2018-2019 Bellevue West Thunderbird basketball team on the eve of their season opener.

My ultimate goal is to create 100 of these 100-word posts in no set time frame. Thanks for following along!

Written by Heidi Woodard

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Notice the normal

November 25, 2018 — 1 Comment

Peering and pouring into a screen by

watching videos, liking posts, gaming with friends,

swallowing shows, debating with others

and building an online persona

can provide fulfillment only to a point.

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But you will also learn dear boy and girl

…that touching a phone, keyboard or controller

pales in comparison to holding another’s hand

…that dreaming of exploring far-away lands

may not satisfy your soul like walking in your

own backyard watching nature unfold

…that time spent thinking about your purpose

is time that could change the course of another’s life

…if you just looked up

and noticed the normal.

 

This is the fifth (#5) in a series of 100-word posts I plan to write. My ultimate goal is to create 100 of these posts in no set time frame. Thanks for following along!

Written by Heidi Woodard

May we be

November 11, 2018

A friend recently reminded me why we are called human beings

and not human doings.

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If we get too caught up in the doing

at the sacrifice of forgetting about the being,

we run risk of missing beauty in the everyday.

May we not envy what others have

but instead embrace what life has given us.

May our sense of self rise by giving freely

instead of waiting for external approval to validate our efforts.

May we understand that a simple smile and a kind hello

mean more than a portfolio of perfection.

May we be

more than we do.

 

This is the fourth (#4) in a series of 100-word posts I plan to write. My ultimate goal is to create 100 of these posts in no set time frame. Thanks for following along!

Written by Heidi Woodard