Knowing when it is over…

Just this week, the Muscular Dystrophy Association announced that it was ending its decades long telethon.

Good for them.

Now, don’t misunderstand me. I have nothing but love and respect for the telethon. If you are raising money to fight terrible diseases, you have my support and wishes for God’s speed.

I say “good for them,” though, because I’m sure the decision to end the telethon was difficult.

The telethon was huge. It was an event. Think about Jerry Lewis, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin together on your television. Talk about must-watch TV…

But as time moves forward, what was fresh can become stale. What was unique, loses its edge.

So often, people cling to the past. If we do this, if we do that, if we keep searching – we’ll find that old magic. We’ll get the band back together!

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