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Team players

Monday, August 13, 2012

Scoreboardby Sister Laura Zelten

August is not only the beginning of the new academic year it is also the beginning of football season on all levels. On my daily morning walk I see the Green Bay Preble Hornet teams hard at practice. The Packers started their preseason at San Diego and the poor grade school Falcon football players at St. Philip Parish got caught in a drenching down poor last Thursday.

I think there are lessons in football we can apply to our lives.

  • First, we all start with an unblemished 0-0 record.  At the beginning of any project we start as a winner with hopes of finishing well.  The test of time proves how and when we finish.
  • Secondly, we all have hopes of a winning season.  On any new adventure we start out with the end in mind.  How we get to the end is all about the journey ahead and what twists and turns we encounter on the way.
  • Thirdly, team building is important.  A new year brings new skills and new personalities.  In life, who are our companions and how do we help each other accomplish our goal?   Can we be open to learning new skills and new ways of doing things?   Yes, it is a new school year and a new football season, how am I being a team player?

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