Giving Thanks, Finding Hope

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Thanksgiving is a time when we reflect on all the blessings that have been given to us throughout the year. It is a beautiful holiday because it fosters the humility and gratitude that all of us fortunate people need to have.

We are grateful to have the chance to get a college education. We are grateful for those people who believed in us when others did not, and maybe when we did not believe in ourselves either. We are grateful for family and friends, food, water and clothing. We wake up in the morning and are ultimately grateful to be alive.

However, this particular Thanksgiving is special.

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On par in golf and in life

IMG_1534As I walked to the twelfth tee at the Tournament Club of Iowa, all I wanted to do was to finish my high school career with a par. The hole played as the most difficult on the course according to the scorecard, but taking more than the four shots required to par the hole just did not seem like an option. Sure a four on the scorecard looks nice, but this was more about my farewell to something I had devoted so much time to over the past six years. Continue reading “On par in golf and in life”