Greetings from Winfield City Schools,
On Sunday, March 12, 2023, at 2:00 A.M., we will turn back time. Of course, I am referring to daylight saving time. But I wonder, what would you do if you could really turn back time? I guess the answer to the question is a bit ambiguous depending on your age and circumstances. For some, they might make better dietary choices, integrate exercise, and promote a healthy lifestyle. Others might seek a better educational foundation with a strong work ethic, purposeful study habits, and a desire to be a lifelong learner. Some choices are not measurable to the eye, but rather to the heart such as selflessness, mercy, kindness, and charity. Needless to say, the list could go on and on.
Here is a thought and a pun on how to get on the ball to turn back time. A young man went to play golf with a group of older gentlemen. He was a fair golfer with the zeal and enthusiasm that most young fellows have. He was also conscientious of the company and the skill level of his group. The young man approached the first tee with great confidence and made a powerful swing to display his strength. To his dismay, the ball was still on the tee (He whiffed), and he could see some snickering from the older gentlemen. Being young, he became frustrated, red faced, and proceeded to hit an ant bed with his driver. The ants went flying and screaming, and feeling better, he reset his focus. Once more, he had a swing that was very powerful. Unfortunately, he got the same result. The ball was untouched. The older men tried to conceal their laughter, but it was noticeable to the young man. In anger, he again hit the ant bed which sent the ants flying and screaming. The young man gathered his composure, looked very sternly at the group of elder friends, and decided the third time would be the charm. Meanwhile, back at the ant bed, one little ant looked at the other and said, “If we don’t get on the ball we are going to get killed.” Think about it.
We certainly cannot turn back time (except for an hour on a clock), but we can move the time we have left in a productive direction. I want to encourage you to consider the things that are unseen to most, but mean the world to those that you most love and care about. We are heading into the home stretch of our school year. Let’s get our focus on the finishing strong. Go Pirates!