Over the last two weeks, the hyperbole leading up to the Super Bowl was everywhere you were and a lot of places you were not. Yesterday, here in New England, I saw more Patriot’s garb than I thought was possible to retail.
By 6pm Sunday evening there were more TV’s tuned to the Super Bowl than I think there were TV’s to watch. With all the hype and commerce and snacks and barbeque’s and commercials it seems it did turn out to be much more than a game.
At the end of it all there is a winner and a loser, however I think many of us were winner’s regardless of which team we had hoped to find in the win column. Getting together with friends and family and sharing in the camaraderie, laughing together, crying together, yelling at the TV together is far more important to me than the outcome of the game.
Nobody want’s to hear today, “there’s always next year”, and hopefully we don’t need football or anything else to motivate us to build on our important relationships and to make new ones as well.
Do you know someone who watched the game…alone, maybe it’s time to go out of our way to invite them over and let them know their voice is valued… especially if you were hoping the Patriot’s could hear you yelling all the way from Massachusetts!