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Thanks #25 (Sports)

I am thankful for sports. I have spent thousands of hours playing, practicing, teaching, watching, and dreaming in sports. Through sports I learned disciplines. I learned teamwork. I learned respect. I learned how to get along with others. I learned what it meant to be a part of something bigger than myself. I learned how to compete. I learned how to win and lose graciously. I learned motivation and preparation. I learned that nobody else is going to do it for me, and that I’m entitled to nothing. I learned that my skills were proportionately related to the work I put into practicing. I learned humility. I have learned a lot of things through sports. I have experienced many highs, lows, triumphs, and defeats, through sports. I have traveled to many, many places through sports. I have met so many tremendous people through sports. Even now, as I play less and less, sports are a big part of my life, of my kids lives, and I’m thankful.

Thanks #13 (Lessons)

I’m thankful for the lessons in life. I’ve had many, some more than once, and I’m sure there are more to come. Sometimes when I sit and think, I am reminded just how important lessons are. Imagine life having not learned lessons. No thanks, I’d rather not. Some lessons are more difficult than others to learn. I just hope I’ve learned well, can keep from making the same mistakes again, and maybe help someone else along the way.