Let's keep the Christmas spirit going a little longer! If you're a true Elf movie master, try to finish these quotes:
For many of you, today was a day that you had always wished would come sooner, only to find that when the day arrived wishing for it to come was the last thing you truly ever wanted.
When stepping out onto the court or field or rink for the very last time today, take a moment to stand quietly and look out into the crowd, look to your teammates, to your coaches, and to your fellow seniors, and remember the way this made you feel, as this is a feeling you will remember for the rest of your life.
Today and every day moving forward will be filled with memories that will last you a lifetime.
Today is a day bound to be filled with endless amounts of tears, both happy and sad, so let it be. Let these feelings consume you, and serve as a reminder that no matter where you may go in life from this very moment, that you have made a family of your own. That you have changed the lives of others by just simply being in theirs.
That all the little things were really the big things, like the nicknames you had for your teammates, or your favorite song to sing in the locker room before a game. These things that never seemed to mean anything at the time are all the things that you will carry with you when you leave this place you call your home away from home.
On this day, years from now you will not remember the wins and losses of each season, but the people that took this journey with you and never let you look back.
The teammates that picked you up and carried you through the good and the bad of each day. The ones that taught you to see the good in all things. The ones who never let you live down the stupid things you did, mainly because they did them with you. And even the ones that you couldn't stand 99.9% percent of the time.
You will remember the coaches that pushed you and never let you give up.
You will remember all the times they yelled and made you run until you couldn't walk. The times that they depended on you to be the leaders we all knew you could be. But more than any of that, you will remember the opportunity they gave you to play the game you learned to love, the game that changed your life, the game that taught you more lessons about life, love and dedication than anything ever could.
On this day I ask you to remember a few things. I ask that you remember that the impact you have had on your teammates' lives is unmeasurable, never doubt that. The time you have spent dedicated to this sport that you love was never, EVER a waste of your time, because you are a better person because of it.
I ask you to remember that although the sadness you may hold in your heart overwhelms you, that you have found a part of you along this journey that will help you follow your dreams, whatever they may be.
Play your heart out today, and leave knowing you've given it all you've got just one last time. Leave knowing that you are one of the lucky ones. Remember the love, remember the defeat, remember the laughs and the tears, remember the battle wounds. Remember this feeling, always and forever.
Best of Luck,
Your Biggest Fan
Being "blind" is not fun, and it's not for everyone. I started wearing glasses in the 3rd grade and I tried everything to avoid getting them. That whole "carrots are good for your eyes" thing is totally a lie! I ate so many carrots thinking it was going to help but it did nothing. Having glasses is super annoying and I'm about to tell you why...
1. They get dirty so fast.Giphy
Honestly I feel like I'm always cleaning them.
2. People always want to try them on.Giphy
Then, even worse, they hit you with the, "Wow, you really can't see". Uhhh no Susan I can't.
3. You can't lay down in them.Giphy
Whenever you lay on your side, your glasses do the thing.
4. Once you put them down, you can't find them.Giphy
If I'm wearing contacts and I'm doing my makeup, I'll throw my glasses on my bed and then have to feel around for them.
5. You can't wear cute sunglasses.Giphy
Double glasses is a major no.
6. You can't see what you look like when you're picking out new ones.Giphy
Reasons my glasses have not always been the cutest.
7. You miss spots when you shave.Giphy
The struggle is real when you're trying to shave and you can't even see two inches in front of you.
Either you swim blind or you swim with the risk of breaking and/or losing your glasses
9. Getting asked why you don't wear contacts.Giphy
Because I work at 3 and 4 a.m. or I have class at 8 a.m. Contacts are for special events because I'm lazy.
10. The eye doctors.Giphy
Okay, so the eye doctor actually isn't bad, but you have to go over every time you start to squint your eyes, which for me is every 6 months.