My friend, Sarah, gave me a soccer ball trainer after I had just gotten injured. I thought I was going to be playing soccer forever. I even thought I might be able to play on the soccer team with her after I healed. Instead, I was on the sideline for the remainder of my game and never even thought about playing again.
This may explain why my soccer ball trainer is now my favorite toy. As long as I don’t get hurt, I’ll play with it. When I get hurt, I’ll take it off.