Thought of the Day – It’s JUST a Game

Thought of the Day, April 12, 2017

No matter how you dress it up, it is still just a game.


The referee pulled up next to me and got out of his truck. I laughed and told him that if I didn’t like the way the game was called then I’d know where to find him. I went back to work waiting for our turn on the field.

He returned to his truck about thirty minutes later – which made me laugh again. “Did you get tired of it all and decide to go home?”

He joined my laughter. “I only had to call one inning. I had just finished calling a high school game.”

“I bet that’s rough.”

“Actually, these games are harder. It seems the younger the kids the worse the parents.”

I knew what he was talking about. I sit in the car for most of my sons games because I believe we are there to play our best not just to win. I comment on both teams – always trying to keep it positive. I think it is the swim coach in my seeping out around the edges.

It turns out not everyone appreciates my willingness to see both sides.

It is a game. Even if you are professional getting paid to PLAY it, it is still a game. I can’t help but wonder what a difference there would be if everyone recognized that it was a game and then determined simply to do their personal best.

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Kathryn Lang

#Hope builder. #Dream inspirer. Master of “it’s all about #relationships.” Aficionado of inappropriate laughter, Kathryn Lang believe we can all fly and works to help others find the time to make their dreams come true. She shares with people that are trying to walk the tightrope of family, work, and faith – and keep them all in the right balance. Contact Kathryn today to speak or teach at your next event.

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