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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Lesson Learned

Lucas and Kayla were playing a game on Wii Fit Plus ... it was the one where you basically just run in place. Lucas wanted Kayla to run with him so it was on the 2-player option.

They finished the 'race' and Lucas excitedly yelled, "I win first!"

Kayla, just as excited, yelled, "I win second!"

Then Joe told Kayla that she was right, she finished second. Kayla doesn't always use the terms first, second, third ... so I think he was confirming for her 'second.'

Kayla was just as happy about it as Lucas was so she pumped her fist in the air and very happily yelled, "YES!"

She didn't finish in second place, or in this case, also 'last', she didn't place second; she didn't come in second, she won second.

Isn't that a better way of looking at things? Winning first, second, third etc? You won that place so claim it! Own it!

It doesn't matter that this was a running-in-place, not really a competition, playing a Wii game with her brother kind of race.

The lesson learned is it doesn't matter what place you finish. What matters is that you cross the finish line ... and you cross it with an emphatic YES!


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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

If only we could all learn this lesson!!! What a smart girl you have!

my family said...

well said

nichole said...

She is a wise grasshopper :) It's a very good point!

Anonymous said...

You are so "right on" Michelle. Yes, she won!!~ And so is Kayla "right on" love memaw

Cindy said...

Very true! I hadn't looked at it that way before. Great lesson!

Bonita said...

Such wise words from such a young girl. I love it!