Weekly Photo Challenge: Split-Second Story

Sometimes, the difference between winning and losing is a split-second.

Saturday morning softball. The batter hits the ball hard to the shortstop, she scoops the ball into her glove, and fires to the first baseman. Out. Yet, it’s not that simple. There are some many opportunities for a bobble, a misstep, an error, a mistake. All split-seconds.

all it takes is a split second, the difference between out or safe. .. a split second
all it takes is a split second, the difference between out or safe. .. a split second

This is my response to Word Press’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Split-Second Story. It was a good challenge. I got a new camera and giving it a whirl. The old one died and I needed something more than the iPhone camera. I shot the photo Saturday morning at O’s softball game with this post in mind. I sorted through a handful until this gem popped up, rather grounded out. That’s O and first base. It looks like the girl is out, but I don’t remember the play, exactly. There were a lot of split-seconds in the game and some didn’t go our way. A misstep, an error, a bobble. O’s team ended up on the short side of the score, but you don’t have to win them all, just the last five – in the playoffs. There are three games left on the regular season schedule, playoffs begin in a couple of weeks and we’ll learn the value of a few split-seconds. We’ll also see the value of perseverance and commitment – playing and trying hard until the end.

School begins in a couple of hours – four days left with kids, counting today. I am going to harken back to Sunday’s post:

Words of Wisdom: “Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never — in nothing, great or small, large or petty — never give in, except to convictions of honor and good sense.” Winston Churchill

A few more activities left, a couple of assignments, and we are done. Split-seconds.

Today is gonna be a great day, I know it and I can feel it.

This could possibly be the best day ever
And the forecast says that tomorrow will likely be
A million and six times better

So make every minute count
Jump up, jump in and seize the day
And let’s make sure that in every single possible way
Today is gonna to be a great day
“Today Is Gonna Be A Great” Bowling For Soup Day 

Making the Days Count, one day at a time, one moment, even the split-seconds.

Can you remember a split-second, a specific one? What happened?


5 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Split-Second Story

  1. I remember my little league days. I played second base and loved every second of it. I hated those wrong split second decisions, that’s for sure. We took second place overall in our division, though, so overall, not too bad.

    Thanks for the fun reminders.

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt

    1. you are welcome… summer is a special time of the year. Every season has it’s positives and negatives and we glean the good and purge the bad, or at least we should. Right now O’s team is dead last with two games to go in the regular season. The playoffs begin next week and the team will be the last seed… all we need to do is win out! Have a great day.

    1. I agree! O’s team played last night, beautiful evening game… she came up short 7-8…. best game of the year! Two more, then playoffs.. I am headed to the lake this weekend, I can hardly contain myself.

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