Joel Bridges' personal blog

Archive for September, 2010

Cheers!

Drink, drink, drink ’til you’re tickled pink, then drink some more
Drink some more ’til you hit the floor, but then, get up and drink again
Drink my friend ’til you can’t see straight…we’re open late, we sell it cheap, seven days a week, so drink, drink, drink!

Drink in the summer, drink in the winter, drink for breakfast, lunch, & dinner
Drink at the ballgame, drink on the golf course 

Cocktail party?  Why…of course!!

By all means, drink.  In every situation, on any occasion, drink, drink, drink!! 

Drink ’til you stink, drink to your health, keep on drinking ’til you wet yourself 

Drink ’til you drop, why should you stop? 

After all, it’s only a drink…

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Coach Hill

I can still remember vividly the words from Coach Hill as we sat on the bench after 8th grade basketball season.  I finished the year with 0 points, 0 rebounds, 0 assists, & very little PT, but this didn’t stop my coach from encouraging me to continue my sports career.  He emphasized the positives…”You’re quick & you play good defense”   Ok, not exactly a glowing endorsement, but I think I understand what he was trying to say.   We both knew I wasn’t going to make it to the next level, but in essence, he was saying, “You have some basic tools to work with, so the choice is up to you…are you going to give up, or are you going to make the most of what you’ve got? ”

I’m thankful for what I’ve been given, & I want to make the most of it.  It’s amazing what you can accomplish in life if you utilize the modest talents you’ve been given.  You might not be Michael Jordan or Tiger Woods, but you can still enjoy basketball or golf.  You might not be Bono or Sting, but you can still sing your songs with passion.  I could’ve been discouraged when I sat on the bench & didn’t score any points.  I could’ve quit mid-season when I didn’t get enough PT.   I could’ve given up basketball all together & missed out on a lot of good backyard games with my brothers & friends over the years.  I actually scored 3 pts when I played church league a few years ago.

I’ve come to realize Coach Hill was 100% correct.  I’ll always remember his words & use them as inspiration in my life.  We’ve all been given some basic tools to work with, so it comes down to this…what are you going to do with them?