The older I get, the more I realize I don’t want to be around drama, conflict or stress. I want a cozy home, good food, and to be surrounded by happy people.
We invited some friends over to watch the Super Bowl. I don’t typically pay attention to the game. For me, it’s all about chips and onion dip and pigs-in-a-blanket. We indulged in those treats, plus hummus and English cucumbers because, why not? Pulled pork sandwiches and other goodies, including a birthday cake for two birthdays. Dee and Jeanette, retirement!
Today’s game was supposed to be another New England Patriots win. The Atlanta Falcons were the underdog, and I’m sure there were plenty of viewers not wanting the Patriots to win another Super Bowl. For most of the game, the Falcons were many points ahead and I imagine that the players received a talking-to in the locker room at half-time. Perhaps the coach advised something like this statement by Harriet Beecher Stowe:
When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
And the tide did indeed turn. The Patriots started scoring. A lot. The team was favored to win and they didn’t seem discouraged when they were down 21-3 at one point in the game. I suppose this is a lesson we can all learn. When you think you’ll never get ahead and/or never win, take a break, start thinking anew, and push on. The outcome may not be what you want, but what if it is? What if you come out ahead and shine like a new Super Bowl trophy?
All-in-all, a happy day solving the world’s problems, learning another life lesson, and once again not winning any money in our Super Bowl pool.