I was in the barber’s chair and asked “the man” to holster his scissors so I could focus on the shootout.
Eight (8) innings of a shoot out after a scoreless overtime period … after a Russian 3rd victory goal was eliminated due to an equpiment malfunction. Entertainment at its best.
So what? In my mind there was no loser. One team just managed one more net-seeking missile before the woman’s downhill took to the TV screen. Sometimes, somebody just has to lose, and it has nothing to do with talent, skill or the color of your uniform.
The ONLY thing that took away from this experience for me was the fact that these guys were not amateurs … but an ice rink full of NHL professionals skating during an off-day.
(The boys back in 1980 were just that … boys.)
In any event, I had to share this very cool example with you that sometimes, you will just seem to lose regardless of your skill, talent or follow through. The secret is knowing that any one loss will not negatively affect your next challenge.
For sure, both teams will be back to skate another day. I am sure there is more excitement coming our way in the days to come. I am hoping for a USA-Russian match for the Gold.
Treat yourself to a great Sunday. For me, I am heading for The Miami Boat Show.
PS. In case you missed today’s message: Some days you will be the windshield. Some days you will be the bug.