Life Lessons: Why Losing the PTA Election Was a Win in Disguise for Me by Kimberly Johnson
I've been a card-carrying member of the PTA since my daughter started school five years ago. After countless events, fundraisers and baking up a storm for class parties, teacher luncheons and more, I decided to run for PTA secretary. While I didn't win the election, I have no regrets because my children had the chance to see me lose graciously.
My prior "winning isn't everythings" weren't as meaningful as they will be going forward. I ended the evening by shaking my competitor's hand and congratulating her on her win. Then our family came home, where we discussed how I wasn't sad because there are always opportunities to help and I can always run again if I want.
We also had brownies and ice cream for dessert, since my kids decided I deserved a treat for trying my best. That's a big win in my book!
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