SOCCER LIFE

michiamocristina:

An 87 Year Old College Student Named Rose The first day of school our professor introduced himself and challenged us to get to know someone we didn’t already know.  I stood up to look around when a gentle hand touched my shoulder. I turned round to find a wrinkled, little old lady beaming up at me  with a smile that lit up her entire being.  She said, “Hi handsome. My name is Rose. I’m eighty-seven years old. Can I give you a hug?” I laughed and enthusiastically responded, “Of course you may!” and she gave me a giant squeeze.  “Why are you in college at such a young, innocent age?” I asked. She jokingly replied, “I’m here to meet a rich husband, get married, and have a couple of kids…” “No seriously,” I asked. I was curious what may have motivated her to be taking on this challenge at her age. “I always dreamed of having a college education and now I’m getting one!” she told me. After class we walked to the student union building and shared a chocolate milkshake.We became instant friends. Every day for the  next three months, we would leave class together and talk nonstop. I was always mesmerized listening to this “time machine”  as she shared her wisdom and experience with me.  Over the course of the year, Rose became a campus icon and she easily made friends wherever she went. She loved to dress up and  she reveled in the attention bestowed upon her from the other students. She was living it up.  At the end of the semester we invited Rose to speak at our football banquet. I’ll never forget what she taught us. She was  introduced and stepped up to the podium. As she began to deliver her prepared speech, she dropped her three by five cards on the floor. Frustrated and a little embarrassed she leaned into the microphone and simply said, “I’m sorry I’m so jittery. I gave up beer for Lent and this whiskey is killing me! I’ll never get my speech back in order so let me just tell  you what I know.” As we laughed she cleared her throat and began, “We do not stop playing because we are old; we grow old because we stop  playing. There are only four secrets to staying young, being happy, and achieving success. You have to laugh and find humor every day.  You’ve got to have a dream. When you lose your dreams, you die. We have so many people walking around who are dead and don’t even know it!There is a huge difference between growing  older and growing up. If you are nineteen years old and lie in bed for one full year and don’t do one productive thing, you will turn twenty years old. If I am eighty-seven years old and stay in bed for a year and never do anything I will turn eighty-eight.  Anybody can grow older. That doesn’t take any talent or ability. The idea is to grow up by always finding opportunity in change.  Have no regrets. The elderly usually don’t have regrets for what we did, but rather for things we did not do. The only people who fear death are those  with regrets.” She concluded her speech by courageously singing “The Rose.” She challenged each of us to study the lyrics and live them out in our daily lives. At the year’s end Rose finished the college degree she had begun all those years ago. One week after graduation Rose died  peacefully in her sleep. Over two thousand college students attended her funeral in tribute to the wonderful woman who taught by example that it’s  never too late to be all you can possibly be .When you finish reading this, please send this peaceful word of advice to your friends and family, they’ll really enjoy it! These words have been passed along in loving memory of ROSE. REMEMBER, GROWING OLDER IS MANDATORY. GROWING UP IS  OPTIONAL. We make a Living by what we get, We make a Life by what we give.
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michiamocristina:

An 87 Year Old College Student Named Rose

The first day of school our professor introduced himself and challenged us to get to know someone we didn’t already know.
I stood up to look around when a gentle hand touched my shoulder. I turned round to find a wrinkled, little old lady beaming up at me
with a smile that lit up her entire being.

She said, “Hi handsome. My name is Rose. I’m eighty-seven years old. Can I give you a hug?”

I laughed and enthusiastically responded, “Of course you may!” and she gave me a giant squeeze.

“Why are you in college at such a young, innocent age?” I asked.

She jokingly replied, “I’m here to meet a rich husband, get married, and have a couple of kids…”

“No seriously,” I asked. I was curious what may have motivated her to be taking on this challenge at her age.

“I always dreamed of having a college education and now I’m getting one!” she told me.

After class we walked to the student union building and shared a chocolate milkshake.We became instant friends. Every day for the
next three months, we would leave class together and talk nonstop. I was always mesmerized listening to this “time machine”
as she shared her wisdom and experience with me.

Over the course of the year, Rose became a campus icon and she easily made friends wherever she went. She loved to dress up and
she reveled in the attention bestowed upon her from the other students. She was living it up.

At the end of the semester we invited Rose to speak at our football banquet. I’ll never forget what she taught us. She was
introduced and stepped up to the podium.

As she began to deliver her prepared speech, she dropped her three by five cards on the floor. Frustrated and a little embarrassed she leaned into the microphone and simply said, “I’m sorry I’m so jittery. I gave up beer for Lent and this whiskey is killing me! I’ll never get my speech back in order so let me just tell
you what I know.”

As we laughed she cleared her throat and began, “We do not stop playing because we are old; we grow old because we stop
playing. There are only four secrets to staying young, being happy, and achieving success. You have to laugh and find humor every day.

You’ve got to have a dream. When you lose your dreams, you die.
We have so many people walking around who are dead and don’t even know it!There is a huge difference between growing
older and growing up.

If you are nineteen years old and lie in bed for one full year and don’t do one productive thing, you will turn twenty years old.

If I am eighty-seven years old and stay in bed for a year and never do anything I will turn eighty-eight.

Anybody can grow older. That doesn’t take any talent or ability. The idea is to grow up by always finding opportunity in change.
Have no regrets.

The elderly usually don’t have regrets for what we did, but rather for things we did not do. The only people who fear death are those
with regrets.”

She concluded her speech by courageously singing “The Rose.”

She challenged each of us to study the lyrics and live them out in our daily lives.

At the year’s end Rose finished the college degree she had begun all those years ago. One week after graduation Rose died
peacefully in her sleep.

Over two thousand college students attended her funeral in tribute to the wonderful woman who taught by example that it’s
never too late to be all you can possibly be .When you finish reading this, please send this peaceful word of advice to your friends and family, they’ll really enjoy it!

These words have been passed along in loving memory of ROSE.

REMEMBER, GROWING OLDER IS MANDATORY. GROWING UP IS
OPTIONAL.

We make a Living by what we get, We make a Life by what we give.


thezlatan:

Messi, Ronaldo and Zlatan are on a car trip together. 
They crash the car and all die.
The gates of Heaven open and they go through it.
They walk up to God who’s sitting on his throne. 
God says “Ronaldo, what’s the best thing about football?”
Ronaldo bows for God and says:
"The best thing about football is that I have been able to give joy to the people, made some money and been able to travel and see the world."
God thinks that’s a good answer and says “Good, Ronaldo. Come over here and sit on my left side.”
God then looks at Messi and says:
"And you, Messi, what do you think is so great with football?"
Messi bows and kisses God’s feet. 
He answers:
"Oh dear Lord, I come from a poor country and had a tough childhood. I have been able to show the people that there is a way out of poverty and misery. And I have been able to give joy and happiness to people all over the world."
God says: “Good answer, Messi. Come sit on my right side.”
God then turns to Zlatan. “And what do you think, Zlatan?”
Zlatan looks at God and says “Dude, you’re sitting in my chair”.
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thezlatan:

Messi, Ronaldo and Zlatan are on a car trip together. 

They crash the car and all die.

The gates of Heaven open and they go through it.

They walk up to God who’s sitting on his throne. 

God says “Ronaldo, what’s the best thing about football?”

Ronaldo bows for God and says:

"The best thing about football is that I have been able to give joy to the people, made some money and been able to travel and see the world."

God thinks that’s a good answer and says “Good, Ronaldo. Come over here and sit on my left side.”

God then looks at Messi and says:

"And you, Messi, what do you think is so great with football?"

Messi bows and kisses God’s feet. 

He answers:

"Oh dear Lord, I come from a poor country and had a tough childhood. I have been able to show the people that there is a way out of poverty and misery. And I have been able to give joy and happiness to people all over the world."

God says: “Good answer, Messi. Come sit on my right side.”

God then turns to Zlatan. “And what do you think, Zlatan?”

Zlatan looks at God and says “Dude, you’re sitting in my chair”.


thefoolontheplanet:

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NWSL News: If you could choose any three players, male or female, to play pick-up soccer with whom would they be?Ali Krieger: Oh gosh, this is a tough question. I really only get three, I have more than three. Alright, so I would take:Mats Hummels, Germany/DortmundLionel Messi, Argentina/BarcelonaMichael Essien, Ghana/Real Madrid (He plays for Real now. Unfortunately!)Manuel Neuer, Germany/Bayern MunichChristine Sinclair, Canada/Portland ThornsMegan Rapinoe, United States/Seattle Reign FC


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NWSL News: If you could choose any three players, male or female, to play pick-up soccer with whom would they be?

Ali Krieger: Oh gosh, this is a tough question. I really only get three, I have more than three. Alright, so I would take:

Mats Hummels, Germany/Dortmund
Lionel Messi, Argentina/Barcelona
Michael Essien, Ghana/Real Madrid (He plays for Real now. Unfortunately!)
Manuel Neuer, Germany/Bayern Munich
Christine Sinclair, Canada/Portland Thorns
Megan Rapinoe, United States/Seattle Reign FC

She knows what she’s talking about.