Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Good form

Ongoing comment about the state football championship games last weekend.  I heard nothing from our team that concerned me, but there are always some folks in situations like this that need to be reminded of what our fathers taught us.

Sportsmanship is all about manners.  Good form and bad form.  You can win alot of games, but if you have a bad attitude or a self-gratifying way, you still look like a loser.  It is important in life, in games and in all of life to learn to be a gracious winner and a good loser as well.

It is never appropriate to chide the other team.  This only makes us look small.  It is always honorable to lift up others, even, especially the competition.  This is mature.  This is right.  This is honorable.

It is fine to feel proud of one's accomplishments, but we should never try to get ahead by stepping on the necks of others.  The right thing is the right thing to do, even if you are the only one doing it. 

It is never good to blow one's own horn.  It just doesn't sound right.  Let someone else say nice things about you.  It always comes across a little better then.

It's a beautiful day in God's world, be sure to see the good.

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