One Hundred Percent
Today’s blog is my one hundredth, so I was thinking this morning about that marker. One hundred is only a number, but it’s one that seems to have significance in our world. Living to be one hundred, for example, certainly is a milestone and anyone who does so generally is celebrated as if there’s no tomorrow!
Most of us appreciate the fact that folks who “give one hundred percent” often are more apt to find success in a career, hobby, or sport than those who don’t; even it tremendous success is not met, the intrinsic value of understanding and appreciating that total effort stands for something, doesn’t it?
With that in mind, I’m sure we all can remember back in the old, school days that earning one hundred percent on an exam was cause for joy and a sense of accomplishment. Those sterling papers always took up space on the front of the refrigerator in my house!
These days, one hundred percent seems to have taken on new meaning. We always are looking it seems, for products that are one hundred percent pure, one hundred percent natural, or totally fresh. Aren’t items that claim to be one hundred percent guaranteed more desirable? I believe they are although in today’s world there’s always an element of chance there!
Finally then, a personal aspect applies to this auspicious number. “I’ll support you, I’m here for you one hundred percent,” or “Don’t worry, I’m behind you one hundred percent!” “You’ve got this, one hundred percent!” Too many variations to count exist in this vein.
One hundred percent completes the circle, makes the whole. Is that why we value it so much? When thinking about my blog, I wonder, “Should this be the end, the last? Does this one hundredth page conclude the cycle?” I have to consider the fact that quitting is the antithesis of giving one’s all. Right? Aw, tomorrow’s another day. Giving up is not in my nature, or maybe it’s time simply to start all over again.