Sunday, August 5, 2018

5th Place


The race is not to the swift...Ecclesiastes 9:11

I went digging through old boxes this morning, searching for a green 5th place ribbon. I won it in elementary school during a field day where we played games in the school yard to win prizes. At the end of the day, the principal came around and got all the kids who had not won anything. There were 5 of us. They had us race and I came in 5th. I haven't found the ribbon. Not sure I still have it. But for some reason I love this story and I think it is my prize. I was so proud of that ribbon too. It looked like this:




30 comments:

  1. I hope you find your treasure :-)

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  2. I loved the story too, Sandi. What a great principal to make sure all were included, just as we as believers are in God's kingdom.
    Have a blessed day.
    Sue

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  3. Sweet story Sandi!! Congratulations!! Its reassuring the way those ribbons are lined up and everyone has a place!! ♡

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  4. Lovely ribbon and a well deserved prize!
    Like the verse says - it's not always the swift that wins. There are additional factors that might help win the contest, and only God controls the outcome of events.

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  5. Remembrance remains, with and without ribbon.

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  6. This was so wise of the teacher! I believe the most important thing is just trying your best and sticking in there! And this is a perfect bible verse for your story!

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  7. Oh I so remember those school days and field day races!
    I too had ribbons such as those, but not any more.
    Great verse in Ecclesiastes

    Have a beautiful day ❤

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  8. You love it because it's a meaningful memory to you. I love it, too!

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  9. What a wise principal. And I am happy that this is a pleasant memory for you. That proves he was wise. I'm not sure I have any ribbons of any color anywhere! Although in 10th grade I did run the mile and 1/2 the fastest of any girl in my PE class. I don't think they gave out any ribbons. I just remember that I was first. And I was very tired...but happy. Don't do any running nowadays...but I do walk every day...not to win, but to relax and enjoy the scenery. Thank you for stirring up these memories.

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    1. "...but I do walk every day...not to win, but to relax and enjoy the scenery."

      That is winning! :)

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  10. How wise of your Principal to plan that last race!!

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  11. Hope you find your ribbon. Nice story! Janice

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  12. Your grandmother's house is beautiful! I like the pillars. Is it still there, and is it still pink?

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    1. Yes and yes! :) It was for sale a couple of months ago. They moved from it in the 1980's.

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  13. 5th is still a place. Well done!

    God said "Go forth and multiply!" Someone came fifth.

    God bless.

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  14. Hope you find your ribbon, it represents a special memory for you.

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  15. Your principal was before his time! Hope you find the ribbon. 😊

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  16. I think that 5th ribbon is wonderful! I enjoyed your story so much, Sandi. Memories are aways very precious!
    A warm hug.

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  17. What a thoughtful principal...and it certainly helped you remember the story. Precious is that memory, whether you ever find the ribbon or not.

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  18. Oh I hope you find the ribbon, it brings back so many memories to me as well! Wonderful blog!

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  19. We had that sort of thing going on at our school too when I was at the elementary level.

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  20. Fifth! I'm impressed. I always came in last -- or darned close to it!

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    1. Ha ha! :-)

      There were 5 of us who hadn't won anything. We raced. I came in... 5th. 😂

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  21. Espero que encontre a sua fita, Sandi... mas o seu prémio, você já achou... uma recordação maravilhosa, que perdurará, para toda a vida!...
    Beijinhos! Tudo de bom!
    Ana

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  22. Great story, Sandi. May I share it with my children?

    ~Sheri

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