Monday, January 4, 2010


So, I'm a football fan. I'm actually even more of a college basketball fan, but we'll get to that later in the season. This weekend was a big college football weekend with all the bowl games. As I watched the games with the hubby and kiddos, everyone kept talking about the situation at Texas Tech. If you like sports even a little bit and haven't been under a rock, I'm sure you've heard the story. I'm not here to take sides or even really comment on it at all. I bring it up because the whole situation just reminds me of an important lesson that we all need to remember as we make our way through life.

Every day we all make decisions. Right, wrong and indifferent. Our decisions often go unnoticed by others. However, we all must remember that they are our decisions. When we make a decision, whatever it may be, we have to be prepared to take responsibility for it. If I decide to eat ice cream for breakfast every day of the week and gain ten pounds, that was my decision and I have to hold myself accountable for it. My example is pretty light-hearted and amusing, but many aren't. The thing with the coach at Texas Tech isn't even the only example I could use from recent news. If there is one thing I hope I successfully instill into my children, it is a sense of responsibility. So many people seem to wander through life without ever accepting responsibility for themselves and their actions, and it's just plain sad to watch.

1 comment:

  1. Bravo! I"m so with you on this one. I'm entirely sick of the victim mentality this country has. Twinkie defense? Seriously???
    Own up to what you do, people. Great post!


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