One of my friends once asked: “Why do you spend so much money and time for your children to go in for sports?” I want to confess: - I do not pay for just training sports for my child. Rather, I pay money for equipment, for the time of the trainer, for sports camp and so on. I spend money completely on another. Want to know on what? Please: ⃣ I pay for those moments when my children get tired so much that they want to give up but they don’t. ⃣ I pay for the opportunity to make friends for life. ⃣ I pay for the chance to have mentors of professionals, fans of their work, who teach that sport is a struggle, and struggle is life. ⃣ I pay for my child to learn to be disciplined. ⃣ I pay for my child to learn how to take care of his body. ⃣ I pay for my child to learn to work in a team, have self-esteem and elbow feelings, know how to sacrifice and accept sacrifice, be ready to help, and be sure that help will come to him. ⃣ I pay for my child to learn to face disappointments when he does not get the result he hoped for, learn to fall and rise with full determination to win. I pay for my child to be able to set and achieve goals. ⃣ I pay for my child to find out that in order to become a champion you need a huge amount of hours of hard work and trainings, and this success does not happen overnight. I pay for my child to be friends with sports and not with gadgets and TV. I could go on for a long time, but if I’m short, I don’t pay for just going in for sports, I’m paying for the opportunities that gives sport, for developing qualities that will help him throughout his life and give him the opportunity to make himself and the people around him happy. Based on this, I think this is a great investment.