In Others’ Words: It Ain’t Over …
My kiddos grew up hearing certain phrases, certain Vogtisms, if you will. One of them is: There’s always room for one more.
Translation: Go ahead and invite someone else over for (insert holiday here) dinner. We’ve got plenty of food and plenty of room.
Another Vogtism is: Vogts don’t quit.
Translation: You join the swim team — you’re on the swim team for the duration of the season. Decide to go out for dance? You’ll dance all the way through to that year’s recital and take your bow with everyone else.
There’s something to be said for learning how to sticking it out for the long haul — whatever “it” is — a sport, a project, a problem. I’m not saying that once that sport season is over that you sign up for swim team again — or ice hockey or track — if you hate it. I’m not saying you take on another quilting project if you feel like quilting is just a math problem with material. (Not that I would know anything about this.) And I’m not saying that once you work through a particular problem that you get back in line and ask God to “Bring it on again!”
When it’s over … it’s over … but when it ain’t … it ain’t … and don’t quit.
In Others’ Words: What have you learned by living the wisdom of Yogi Berra: It ain’t over until it’s over? What helps you not quit?2 bloggers like this post!