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.
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