101-ThingsToBeGrateful10-SportsDay 10 – Sports

Today I’m grateful for sports.  More specifically playing sports.  I enjoy playing all sports for that matter.  Be it soccer, basketball, baseball, hockey, badminton, table tennis, football and so on.  Maybe you can say I enjoy “playing”.  Tonight was another Over 35 Men’s soccer game in Markham, and though I knew we were going to lose to the first place team, and we did horribly, it wasn’t a deterrent to go out tonight, get a workout and play.

Yeah we got spanked 8-1.  We had our scoring chances and didn’t capitalize.  Ironically, the most unlikely goal was scored by me on a header.  Go figure, we couldn’t score with our feet 🙂

Afterwards we “reflected” 🙂 on our play, or more likely men’s catharsis. 😉 The beauty is that we go home, forget everything and carry on with our lives.  But, the goal will stay in my head.  After all, I’m in a competition with my kids.  Who would score the most goals this season.  Yes, Dad’s the winner 🙂

I’m grateful for the ability to play, have the health to do so, and I’m hopeful this play will never end until my death bed.  A more personal story on the power of sports was previously shared in my 40 in 40 years blogs.

If you aren’t playing, I hope you will find away to do so and tap into the kinetic energy that makes us feel more alive.  Even if it is riding a bike, taking a brisk walk in the park, snow boarding, skating, playing catch with your kid, shooting free throws, gardening, etc.

God bless, cheers,  Jas