~:[CH6 - Day 279]:~ Going Retro
For the second time this year, we brought back our retro jerseys, a design that was used almost forty years ago. Back then, the team was a lot different, but regardless of how it was, a program's success is often derived from its history. Many of the top times in history come from around when these jerseys were worn and while many of those records are being challenged, it's all in thanks to those who have come before. As while one's success is often derived from what that person does and the skills that they have, the road would not be paved without those who came before. For those who ran to those who made it more than just running and to those who made it into an ohana. Each group has provided its own piece to this puzzle and made it into the masterpiece that we see today. Often times, we take for granted to opportunity that lies before us. We give up too easily, get discourage or disappointed, or flat out abandon what we have, however, if you truly think about what so many people before you gave up to make this program work, you begin to realize the weight that lies upon your shoulders. It is not a weight that requires you to run fast, rather, it's something that requires you to build off of the foundation that has been laid so that this program can continue to grown and stand tall for many generations to come. We had a successful day today at our second league cluster. We collected a record of 21-3 among the four levels, however, we were able to do it because of what everyone else before us gave up in order to make this program what it is today. Never forget to thank those who have given you opportunities and sacrificed so much so that you can be where you are and enjoy the things that you do. Never take for granted the opportunity that you have, as when you do, that is when you destroy the very thing that so many people sacrificed so much to build. The blood, sweat, and tears all going to waste in an instant. We cannot allow that to happen and thus, we must treasure all of these moments we have and remember exactly why we should appreciate this opportunity provided to us from those who have come before us. I don't think we took it for granted today and I hope that it's something we never do.