In the final analysis, though sports may teach many good and important lessons, the most important lesson is to advocate for your child, so that she knows she can count on you to be in her court, right or wrong.
No matter how great an idea is, how easy or hard it might be to bring it to fruition, no matter how much you think about it and dream about it, the reality is that unless your full passion is behind it you will stall, and you will find excuses.
What's an askhole, you ask? It's a word that's come up recently to describe someone who ask for your advice but never follows through on it. That in itself is aggravating enough, and you shouldn't do it.
At some point or other, we have all thought about giving up. No matter what the task it, we get to a point where we can no longer see the light at the end of the tunnel. Sometimes the hardest thing to do is to make it to the finish line.
So what could a justice-oriented Lent look like? What would it look like if instead of passing up a Snickers bar, we passed on the love of Christ by feeding our neighbors who don't have the luxury of turning down food?
The worst thing you can ever do is give up. Acting is such a tough business to break into that my friend was about to give up, but just a few nights ago, I watched from my living room as she performed on the Tony Awards.