Archives For Reflection

As normal as breathing

February 21, 2019

mom and dad

The best parenting pattern I ever learned

was practiced by my mom and dad

They did this throughout my childhood

and continue it well into my adulthood

I’d argue it’s the best lesson

to be passed down to me

Yes, they told me to stay away from drugs

to make goals that were both tough and attainable

to treat people and animals with love and respect

But the single best habit I grew up believing was as normal

as breathing in the air around me, is to instinctively say

“I love you” every time we are in each other’s presence

 

This is the seventh (#7) in a series of 100-word posts I plan to write. 

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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Play for today

November 28, 2018

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.

Tbirds

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

Notice the normal

November 25, 2018

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