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Athletic competitions increase confidence & teach endurance

Our daughters' school recently had its annual sports competition day where all of the students compete against one another in a variety of athletic challenges, many of which are track races.  While sports competitions are commonplace in the US, these are less common, particularly amongst girls in India.  But this is a great opportunity for our girls to learn to persevere, to endure, to overcome obstacles, and to appreciate grace when they win an unexpected race.  We were so proud to see our daughters step-up to the challenge and compete with excellence and good sportsmanship.  We encouraged them to "run the race in such a way that you may win" and of course we supported them both in their wins and defeats.

Thankfully, we won 9 medals!

It was so exciting to see their spirits lifted and their confidence boosted when they won their events.  Many of the girls realized that doing their best, hard work, determination, and some grace, can help them to achieve what they didn't think possible.  We hope that realization will transfer to their school work, and their careers as they get older.  In total, our daughters took the podium 9 times including 4 first place gold medals.

Race Start

The start of the race


We were reminded to run with endurance the race that is set before us in our work as well.

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12 / 27 / 2014