Shawn L. Bird

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invocation on sport August 3, 2012

Filed under: Rotary invocations — Shawn L. Bird @ 5:57 pm
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At this moment, thousands of athletes are battling on their fields of endeavour in search of glory.  Through dedication and sacrifice they strive to be the best for one brief moment in time.  They glow with satisfaction as they achieve their best and receive the accolades.

For one shining moment, they achieve glory.

Let us be thankful for hard work and dedication which unite us in celebration of success.  Let us work together to achieve our club goals, that we may celebrate together the improvements we, as Rotarians, make in our communities and our world.

(c) Shawn Bird.  Free use within Rotary.  Please credit Shawn, and record your club and the date you used this invocation in the comments below.


8 Responses to “invocation on sport”

  1. Nicely put Shawn. May I add that Everyone, Everywhere should work together with others to make improvements in their communities and the World. The World could be nicer place with so little effort, just imagine what great effort can do.

    • Shawn Bird Says:

      Making improvements, or just being respectful citizens…

      I have a friend who was at a bank machine today, and managed to leave without picking up the $100. She called the bank, and sure enough, a good Samaritan had turned in the cash and it’d been credited back to her account.

      When we were in Spain last year, someone left his card in a bank machine. We saw the card, tried to catch him, but couldn’t, so we took it into the bank. It’d be horrible to be a tourist and have lost your bank card, but it’d be far worse to have a thief access your account while you were on vacation.

      A couple years ago, a lady called me to tell me she’d found my wallet. I was surprised, because I didn’t know I was missing my wallet. Sure enough, apparently it’d fallen out of my bag when I’d been at the bank that day. I went over to her trailer to pick it up and delivered a gift.

      There are lots of good people out there!

  2. Ross Huntington Says:

    Used at the Rotary Club of Ballarat West on 25 August, 2015

  3. Larry Kudej Says:

    Will use at Cedar Rapids West Rotary on March 23, 2016 with some modification to reference March Madness. Thanks.

  4. Amanda Deery Says:

    I plan on using tomorrow with a bit of modification to reference Olympics opening ceremony, at Elyria (Ohio) Rotary Club. August 2, 2016. Thank you!

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