So proud of Courtney and Marty for running for Student Body Officer. I was always running for office and lost more than I won. In fact, I ran three times before I won on try #4. The odds are what gave me confidence to try it again -- 3 people running for 2 spots as class officer. Then the next year I won for class officer again. But at the end of the year lost for cheerleader. So that makes running for office 7 times -- losing 5 times and winning only 2. But those 2 times winning were great. So yes, it was a losing streak, but I never regretted running. It hurts to lose, but you learn you survive. And losing isn't the end of the world. Well, maybe it feels like it for a couple of days, but you learn that the hurt goes away. What I would have regretted, was if I'd never tried.
And when your kids go out on a limb and put themselves out there hoping to win and end up losing, you hurt for them. But having lost many, many times, I know they'll hurt for a day or two or maybe three, but they'll survive and they'll be glad they tried.
And the treats and hugs they get from cute boys or cute girls saying sorry,
make losing kind of awesome.
|Courtney ran for Publicity SBO|
|Chris' first overnight Boy Scout Campout|
|Nick Gives Lacrosse a Try!|