94. True champions act like champions long after new champions are crowned.
Blondie’s soccer team lost in the semifinals of the regional tournament. They had won the regional title the previous two years, but injuries had kept Blondie out of the final games. She’d lost her last chance to play in the championship. She and her teammates were devastated. The coach gave them the next night off.
The consolation game to determine the third and final team to advance to the state playoffs was scheduled for two days later. Blondie and her friends got the team together in the park for an informal practice. Champions act like champions regardless of their circumstances.
AA has a slogan, ‘stick with the winners.’ These winners are sobriety champions. They work their recovery when loved ones die, disasters hit, people hurt them, and diagnoses scare them. They act like champions regardless of their circumstances.
Today I will stick with the winners, I will strive to be a champion.
Writing My New Story © 2015 by Ken Montrose
(Just a reminder: Writing My New Story is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to anyone you might know is purely coincidental.)