Dear Lord, I praise you for the dormancy of wintertime. May I use these days to reflect upon my many blessings, namely the incredible gift of my children. Guide me Lord in being a positive role model for my children. In particular help me to model respectful relationships within the sport arena. Help me to encourage all the athletes on my child's team and the other team; remind me to be respectful of the officials; guide me in welcoming our opponents to the contest. Lord, you are within me and within all around me. Give me the grace to be kind, loving and giving to all those in the athletic arena as I live and model justice for my child athlete. Amen.