This I Believe

corey - wylie, Texas
Entered on April 24, 2007
Age Group: Under 18
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This I Believe

Our football coach always told us that “it’s the little things that count”. I never really understood what that meant until I had really thought about it.

I began playing football in the 7th grade, and haven’t quit since. My 7th and 8th grade years had really just set me off on wanting to play football, but never anything else. When I got into high school it was very much different, being more intense and more meaningful. I came into that year undecided whether or not I was going to continue playing football, and was really leaning into not playing. I had met Coach Howard a few days later in our leadership training that we had every Wednesday. He had preached about many things but most in particular was about how the little things can influence our game and our lifestyles. He had also stated that we needed to figure out what these things were and to stick to them. The many things he had said really made me think about my choices and actions, and if I was making a good decision by quitting football or not. A couple days later I came to a pretty good conclusion.

The little things are the things that you don’t really see in a group, but stand out in a person. The little things are what bring us together, and make us who we are as people. There is no set definition or meaning to the phrase “it’s the little things that count”, but there are many things that could possibly be. It may be every second of every play in a football, or the way you dress. There are many definitions that could be labeled to the term “it’s the little things that count”, and nobody can label it for you. Everyone is different, and has a separate view on life, which is why we have to find the definition on our own. Because it defines ourselves as who we really are.