The First Time?

This morning I was going through my Google Reader feeds and found a quote that caused me to pause. It wasn’t credited to anyone, but I have been thinking about it all day. It simply asked:

“When was the last time you did something for the first time?”

What a great question. I paused and thought about it for a moment and I’m happy to say it wasn’t that long ago. On Saturday I participated in a cornhole tournament for the first time. Thanks to our good friends Matt and Rachel Wojnarowski, I had the opportunity to do something I have never done for the first time. While I have NO SKILL when it comes to cornhole, Matt was able to carry us to the final 5 teams. It was a great time.

I can honestly say that, thanks to my wife, my life has been richer. Our calendar is full of events and appointments to try new things with our kids. We go on bike rides, have bonfires in the backyard, go to the park and many other places. Each time I find myself feeling more fulfilled knowing I’ve tried something new, seen someplace different, cherished a new memory. Her passion for life is contagious.

I don’t know where this post finds you today. Maybe it’s time to try something for the first time.

You’ll be glad you did.

4 thoughts on “The First Time?

  1. Thanks in part to you I ran in my first ever race on Saturday – a four-mile event. It was a lot of fun trying something new and already I’m hooked. πŸ™‚

    As for cornhole, this song is for you:

  2. Dave – you didn’t run that race, you OWNED it. 29 minutes for a 4 miler? Are you kidding me? That is incredible. It’s been fun to watch the evolution and will be great to hear the stories of your first half in October. Congratulations again on a job well done.

    That song was great. While I have played cornhole often, the tournament was a whole new adventure for me. Luckily I had a great partner. Thanks for the song and laugh.

  3. Maybe try tent camping without bathrooms a few steps away on September 11 perhaps? Thats something for “the first time” right?? πŸ™‚

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