Sarah had a soccer game this morning at 8:00 a.m., and she played goalie for the first quarter. The other team scored three goals on her, which upset her terribly. The coaches were both very supportive of her and appropriately attentive. She sat on the bench during the second quarter, composed herself and played well at another defensive position for the entire second half. After the game, I told her I was proud of her for shaking off her unhappy experience in the first quarter and coming back to help her team in the second half. If sports are a metaphor for life, she learned an important lesson during this morning's game.