“The joy I get from winning a major championship doesn’t even compare to the feeling I get when a kid writes a letter saying: ‘Thank you so much. You have changed my life.” – Tiger Woods
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If you’re a golf fan or just curious about Tiger Woods’ recent comeback at the Master’s golf tournament, this article (link above to a USA today article) is worth a read. The embedded video in this article is worth a watch too. It is a collection of videos trashing Tiger Woods as he watches. Sports heroes like Tiger Woods is what I am thankful for this week.
There are so many examples of wrongdoing in this world. Open the paper any day of the week and you are bombarded with mothers killing their children, crazed teens contemplating shooting up their school, corrupt politicians bashing each other for wrong doing, natural disasters and other horrors for our daily ingestion. Negativity sells. Our heroes take us away from the horrific, showing us time and time again that the impossible is possible.
When I was growing up, one of my heroes was Bjorn Borg. I played tennis as a young man and became captivated with the exploits of Bjorn Borg, watching him dazzle crowds across the globe as he won one grand slam after another. Our heroes beat the odds. Our heroes overcome diversity. Our heroes can do things that are difficult and make them look easy. I still remember watching Bjorn Borg in a Wimbledon final on a Sunday morning and being locked to the television screen.
I am thankful for the example our heroes set. They show us how hard work pays off. They show us how persistence wins the day. They show us that despite human weaknesses, they can overcome any obstacle and win. They also show us that the important things in life are still the little things. A letter from a fan, their family watching them win a tournament, the small human interactions that are meaningful in our lives.
Who are your heroes?
I would like to close out today’s posting with a “Thank you” to all my new followers this week. It is a real joy to check on my blog and see new followers. It is an acknowledgment that someone enjoys my writing and follows along with my postings. It is a joy to interact with people in this medium. Without followers my blog would be less enjoyable. Thank you for your patronage and time.
We are approaching the Easter Weekend. I hope all of you who celebrate have a terrific weekend and enjoy some time off from work. My sister is off for four days and coming up to visit for a couple of days. It’ll be great fun catching up on a television show and movies, going out to eat, and hanging out.
I hope each of you is having a terrific week so far.
Until next time…