Saturday, May 21, 2011

Humble People

As you may know, or may have deducted, I won Novice Impromptu at a tournament this year. w00t. :D That was an amazing experience, great for my confidence, bad for my ego, and all around fun. I could go on and on about that, but I won't. A suspicion I had been forming was confirmed shortly after that competition: no one remembers the Novice Impromptu winner. I mean, days afterward, half the people don't remember who won sweeps, so why would they remember who won Novice? They don't. No one does. At least, that was my assumption. To my great joy and surprise, I was proven wrong at the next competition.

My friend was talking to this kid at said competition and, being alone as usual, I latched on to her so as to have someone fun to talk to. She introduced me to the guy she was talking to. Now, I already kinda knew him. We'd never officially met, per se, but he's kind of a big deal. He had won an event at the prior competition, too. After I introduced myself, he shocked me by saying, "Weren't you the Novice Impromptu champion?" Taken aback, I stammered out that I was. I then tried to congratulate him on the event that he won, but he was too busy talking about me that I couldn't get a word in. I find myself very impressed by him still. Not only is he a fantastic speaker, and not only did he pay attention to who won novice impromptu, he is superduper humble. That's what strikes me as most amazing about him and so many other talented CHSADKs (Christian Homeschooled Speech And Debate Kids). As you may have noticed, oftentimes, the good ones are really humble. And the ones who aren't as good are humble too. And we spend our days complementing each other and pushing glory off of ourselves and onto God alone because we're so dang humble. Well, that's the ideal. I'm always working on that.

You're homeschooled, and you're not nearly as humble as I am. Justt kidding. <3

1 comment:

  1. Hannah the GooseMay 24, 2011 at 5:03 PM

    I try to be humble, but I don't succeed sometimes. =) Because who's going to remember the duo winner at Modesto, let ALONE the second-place team (James and I)? =) Naww, I'm just kidding. So many wonderful and kind people who I actually care enough about to care whether they remember or not have congratulated us until I feel very loved. =)

    This is so true, though. The humble people are so much fun to be around. Until they make you feel guilty for not being humble yourself. =) This was funny! See you at NITOC,