Monday, July 29, 2013

wIn tHe dAy...

wIn tHe DaY...
oregon ducks football...In 2007, Bellotti made one of his best moves and helped stabilize the Ducks program by hiring Chip Kelly to come and coach the offense. With this one decision, the future of the Ducks program completely changed.
After a couple of seasons as offensive coordinator, Kelly was given the opportunity to step in for Bellotti and take over as the Ducks' head man.
When Kelly came on board, he also brought with him a mantra of "Win the Day." While on the surface it appears that a saying or phrase only could do so much, this saying has appeared to change the way the Ducks play on a week in and week out basis. 
Since Kelly took over in 2009 and instituted the "Win the Day" attitude, the Ducks have been able to remain focused in on their current opponent no matter who they are playing or how big the game may be. 

The simple idea behind the belief is that the Ducks need to strive to win at every wind sprint, study session, scrimmage and then game. Winning the day is an attempt to remain focused on the task at hand, not looking forward a couple of weeks to a big game
the the day...was how my brother travis lived his life and was one of his favorite sayings.  our entire family will be getting together for the first time since his unexpected death this weekend.  we will all be wearing tshirts that have this motto on it in his memory.  tate has taken this motto on in his mission and has challenged us to do the same in our lives.  we need to work hard every day so that when we look back we will not have any regrets.  although this family reunion will be a little different i know that we will laugh...cry...share and of course continue to win the day because that is what travis would want.

tates message...a message for the family reunion!!!! EAT A TON FOR ME!  just know that i love everyone and i pray for you guys! just know i am working hard and that i am trying to make our family name proud. there are two names that i carry on my chest out is harding (which symbolizes both sides of my family) the other is jesus christ. i hope we can all look for ways to become more like our christ who gave so much for all of us and always be grateful for the names we bear. remember just because i am the only one with the name tag....doesn't mean we all don't wear his name in our hearts! do everything in our lives as he would do if he were here. i love you guys...and i love my savior...and because i  know that he was ressurected...and that one day...we will see all our loved ones again and live with them in eternal happiness...I LOVE YOU GUYS!!

this week went really well we had a baptism this last saturday and it was amazing to see her finally after so long make this commitment with god! 
 i was visiting some people and there was a  93 year old lady who had been bed ridden for 10 years....she  looked horrible and had been suffering for a very long time....i was on divisions with a young man from our ward and he offered for me to give her a blessing...i put my hands upon her head and gave her a blessing of peace and comfort....the only thing i remember saying is that her father in heaven wanted her to be back with him again....30 mins after we left the house we got a call saying that she had passed away and that the family then knew she was waiting for the blessing. god blessed me to be in the right place at the right time to helped his family and now all of them are  willing to listen to our message. definitely a miracle. 

 other than that we made a man cave in our house.... this is literally been some of the best times of my mission. its just going by way too fast! but i love it! i am doing well and am healthy! so just keep doing HARD thINGs!!!!!!!! and i will too! love you guys

elder harding! 

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