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Quitters Never Win

Charlie missed an entire football season after having surgery on his knee. His parents were concerned, knowing athletes had a propensity to suffer depression when kept off the field. Not sure how to keep Charlie engaged, they agonized daily over the best plan of action but nothing they discussed was necessary. Charlie refused to give up and never gave in. He was determined not to let his injury affect him mentally and strictly followed doctor’s orders for a full recovery.

“Winners never quit and quitters never win.”
—Vince Lombardi

The clock was ticking as Charlie counted down the minutes to game time. His nerves became more and more anxious while he laid in bed with nothing but calming psithurism of the autumn night to relax his mind. Nighttime seemed to quickly pass and the day was finally here. Army v. Navy rivalry has always been the biggest competition of the football season!

Charlie’s mom prepared a post-game feast of pot roast, cabbage, potatoes and more deliciousness in anticipation of a big win, then they all headed out to the game. Charlie stepped onto the field and played his best four quarters ever. After falling behind early in their first game, the team hustled back to take the lead and proudly claimed victory.


©️2021 CSNelson, Don’t Forget the Half

Posted in Encouragement, Faith, Haiku, Inspiration, Life, Photography, Poetry, Positive Affirmation, Prompt, Quotes, Uncategorized

This Too Shall Pass

“This Too Shall Pass”

sleeping ‘til morning

fear rests on my soft pillow

for this too shall pass


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Posted in Holidays, Hope, Life, Peace, Prompt, Quotes, Uncategorized

Honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, JR.

Shared for Fandango’s Flashback Friday, January 15, 2021.


Never will there be a time when this great man and his profound words are no longer relevant. Here’s a memory from January 15, 2018.

Happy Birthday Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

It’s great to study the words of a man so many admire, but it’s the actions of living out such text that brings about change. When you read the words…

Honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, JR.

©️2021 CSNelson, Don’t Forget the Half

Posted in Life, Quotes, Uncategorized

Focus on Solutions

Courtesy of my work office whiteboard.

Don’t complain without a vision for fixing the issue.

– One Liner Wednesday


©️2019 CSNelson, dontforgetthehalf

Posted in Love, Poetry, Quotes, Tanka, Uncategorized

Words Just Aren’t Enough

You say “I love you”

Give me reason to believe

Help me trust you do

And feel more than physical

Lust and infatuation

©️2019 CSNelson, dontforgetthehalf

Inspired by:
WOTD: trust
FOWC: reason
Daily Word Prompt: infatuation
Haiku Challenge: do, say