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With high schools, colleges and professional sports stopping or postponing play because of COVID-19, it has brought a screeching halt to sporting events.

Ouch!

I spent a long time writing up what I would miss the most, but hey, so would thousands of other people.

I trashed that article.

The biggest blow to sports fans was the cancellation of March Madness and not getting to see the big blue perform. Golfers took a hit with the Players and Masters being canceled and colleges not playing this spring.

Ouch!

Golfers really did not have it too bad because they can still get out on that beautiful green golf course, breathe that fresh air and knock that little white ball into an obscure hole with thoroughly inadequate weapons.

Wow!

"What more could be fairer," Roundy says.

I would like to mention one thing that was in my notes I threw in the trash.

My son and daughter both work for hospitals in Lexington. Paula DeWitt is a technician at UK Hospital and Jonathan Jones is in charge of maintenance at Central Baptist. They both decided that since they were in contact with doctors, nurses and equipment used in fighting COVID-19, they did not want to pass anything harmful on to me.

I will sorely miss their visits two or three times a week.

Ouch! Mahalo! To you two sweethearts and God bless you.

With all the doom and gloom in the world, with businesses being closed, sports being stopped and life as we lived it put on the back burner it is time for something positive to read.

This little document saved my life back in 1961 when I was almost down and out. It got me roaring again.

The Optimist Creed

Promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet. To make all our friends feel that there is something in them. To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true. To think only of the best, to work only for the best and expect only the best. To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own. To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future. To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile. To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others. To be too large to worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble. Optimist International

Optimist see a glass half full, pessimist see it half empty.

Final thought

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest -- Benjamin Franklin

Until next time ... live, love, laugh and learn, Glenmore

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