The Way I See It #209
I took my daughter for volleyball practice on Saturday morning. We spent an hour working on her overhead serve. We worked on the correct elbow position, how to coil her body for power. I had her do drills such as hitting the volleyball against the wall, throwing the volleyball over half a basketball court, and serve, serve, serve. Last year Natasha served at a 91% success rate while serving underhand. Our goal is to have her serve at the same rate overhand.
After we were done, we stopped by Starbucks. It’s a father daughter tradition. Okay – it’s actually a family tradition because our family pretty much goes to Starbucks whenever we can. What can we say, we’re from Seattle.
Starbucks has these nice quotes on their cups. This is what mine said on Saturday:
“Growing up, my parents always said, “You will leave this world the same way you came into it: with nothing.” It made me realize that the only things we do in this world that count are those things that make the world a better place for those who will come behind us.” – Tyrone B. Hayes, Biologist, herpetologist, and National Geographic Emerging Explorer
It got me very present to the difference I make in this world. It’s not my accomplishments at work, it’s not how fast I ride a bike, or how many toys I have in the garage. The biggest difference I make are with my children, Christopher and Natasha. Sure, this blog is about me and my trying to get fit. But being fit just gives me better quality and hopefully more longevity to pursue what really matters. It’s the difference we make for others that matters in the end. Everything else becomes noise.
Here are some pictures of one of my difference. . .