Monday, March 8, 2010

Chess - A Lesson for Life!

A Blue Monday Post
linked up with the
Smiling Sally Blog.

If you stop by there I
am sure you will enjoy our
hostess, Sally, as well as
all of the wonderful posts
including the soothing color
of blue.

As a young girl
I loved to play Chess.
It challenged
the brain.

Now, I haven't played
for more than a decade.

This Chess Board is frequently
pulled out at Church after a
Fellowship Meal or at a
Family Game Night.

Those who love strategy, love
this game. That includes Jonathan.
He is our "think it all through" guy.

One of the most important lessons
for life can be learned from this

Every move we make is important.
In the game of chess there are no
unimportant moves.

I can remember being completely
shocked to find myself in "check"
or "check mate" by a seemingly
minor move.

Life can be like that.
If we stop thinking about the
impact of the things we say or
do it is easy to find ourselves
in a sticky situation.

I would wish for every young person
that they would learn to play chess
and then apply those principles to
their lives.

Oh, and I think I can use a refresher
course on the game of Chess.....

I see a Chess tournament coming up
at our house this morning!

We'll be having a bit of an unusual
classroom today. But we will learn
some very important lessons.

Photo Credit:
Chess Board photos were taken by Chelsea.


Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

I never learned to play Chess but always wished that I did. I am your neighbor to the north in the Wilkes Barre-Scranton area! We used to visit Lancaster when our sons were young .....Dutch Wonderland and the Train museum and the Amish farm.... great memories!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Good post, Becky! It thrills me to see my kids sit down to the chess board for a game. I remember a few years ago coming into the room and there they were, with their friends...not watching tv, not playing video games, but in the middle of a chess game...great surprise.
♥, Susan

Tracy said...

I have always wanted to really learn how to play chess...maybe this is finally the year! Happy Week, Becky :o) ((HUGS))

SmilingSally said...

Chess is a game that I've never learned; perhaps because I refused to concentrate. Happy Blue Monday.

Sherry from Alabama said...

What a beautiful shade of blue! I have never learned to play chess, I can't sit still that long!

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

JD/ Jill said...

This is a game that I never learned to play...but always wish I could have learned. I really enjoy playing board games, scrabble, checkers, sorry, the game of life...etc. Brings back a lot of great childhood memories

LV said...

I admire those that can play chess. I have never attempted to try. Your set and board made for a very nice post today.

Vee said...

Used to play chess made my head ache. Ha! I still display my chess board, though. Does that count? Has anyone written a book called "A Chess Player Takes a Look at Life"? Sounds like a good one.

♥ Kathy said...

I love chess and love your pictures... Happy Blue Monday :)

Chubskulit Rose said...

Chess is a great game but could play one lol.

Building Memories Together for Blue Monday.

Cass @ That Old House said...

Beautiful pictures!
I learned chess in college from a then-boyfriend --- didn't pay TOO much attentin, sadly, and now it's flown out of my increasingly scatty brain. It's such an excellent game!

Pie said...

I never learned to play chess but I'd love to give it a try.

Happy Blue Monday.

My entry.

Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...

Great chessboard photos, Chels!

I don't play, but my kids all do...even Kyle is learning the real way to play and then he of course has his own special way! :)

Lots of lessons to learn through chess...patience, strategy,thinking ahead, consequences...great game.

Vickie said...

Oh Becky, you're so good at making analogies out of ordinary things! I second Vee's suggestion that you write a book about "A Chess Player Looks at Life"!

Matty said...

I love playing chess. It's my favorite game. I only wish there were more people who knew how to play.

I love the way you use chess as a lesson in life. Similar principles.

ellen b said...

What a great blue and white chess board. The pieces look great, too. I enjoy watching my sons play chess...

annies home said...

what a pretty blue

Kelly said...

Our family thoroughly enjoys chess, except the little who will learn some day, I'm sure.

It was fun to see all of the players in deep thought yesterday at church after the fellowship meal and then again at Creekside Cottage.

Emma* said...

I love the pics Chelsea took!

I have only played chess with Sarah and Kyle...I'm not sure I know all the 'real' rules:-)

Marianne said...

I never learned how to play chess. I think you must learn as a kid, my brain is too old now to take it all in. Good on you for teaching your children early on.
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❀~Myrna~❀ said...

I'm not much of a chess player , but I think your board shots are great !