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VICTORY!

 

What a great word that everyone loves to hear and experience.  As I get more experienced in life and my profession, I wonder how people define the word “Victory”.  Do they even care about it at all?

This really came to light this past weekend.  I realized that, in my opinion, the best Victory that I have ever heard about relates to this past Holiday weekend.  Is there a special Victory that you have either experienced or heard about?  If someone were to ask you, could you reply?  Obviously, when we mention the word “Victory” probably close to 100% of the people would immediately relate it to sports.  That is OK, but take a look at the definition of the word “Victory”,  an act of defeating an enemy or opponent in a battle, game, or other competition.

I don’t know about you, but I see “Victory” around here every day.  When I hear of students scoring well on tests, to me that is an academic victory.  I look at every day as a Victory of such.  How about the game of life?  Do you feel victorious or do you feel defeated?  On Monday, Miss Page, brought in a very special guest speaker, Mykee Fowlin.  He talked to our people and laid it out there pretty straight.  It was without a doubt one of the best talks that I have ever listened to.  I wonder how many young and more experienced people that listened to his talk are willing to share their Victories or defeats that they have experienced.

You see, we all love to talk about our Victories, but many feel very uncomfortable about sharing their defeats.  Sometimes, defeats make us better at what we do.  There is a saying that states, in the moment of defeat, we either get better or bitter.  I sure hope that many of you have experienced many victorious moments in your life.  Always remember that special word of “Victory” and how it relates to you…have a Warrior filled day with many Blessings being both realized and experienced along the way!

Go Wayne!

Jay Minton
Athletic Director

 

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