It all seemed so therapeutic and the result--- a returning Champion! So, I decided to make my own list of Championship accomplishments. I was not an honored athlete, though I loved sports. I didn't win any races. So, for my Champion list, I went clear back to 2nd grade, when my self-portrait
was chosen to hang in the community library, and the honor I felt each time we went, and checked out books, and walked by my masterpiece. In 7th grade, I won a science award for the Best Design of my machine powered by a can of soda. Student Council Secretary. A junior high award for participating in All Sports. High School chemistry award. Crazy as this list may seem, as I drove, I continued with my Champion List!! By the time we arrived home, I remembered I was a winner too!! I decided, we all need to take time and make our Champion Lists! We have all accomplished things that we are proud of. Whether we have been selected or honored or not, we are all Champions of one sort or another. And, remembering an award for my 7th grade soda pop machine reminded me that I was a Champion too. A Champion is not afraid to fall and get up and run faster! A Champion will fight through anything! A Champion never quits! A Champion was once a contender too. A Champion requires motivation and hard work, winning is just the end result! However, the most important attribute of being a champion ------- is believing that you are one. So, if you fall, get up! Keep persevering and never quit! Work hard! Don't just think Champion---- Be a Champion!! What's on your Champion List? Don't let life cause you to forget the races you have won, the teams you have supported, the lives you have touched or the pictures you have drawn. Make your list! Remember the feeling! Don't just think Champion--- Be one! Smile bright! Dream big! Champions!