Monday, November 30, 2009

The Seven Deadly Sins

I'm not a sports fan, but I did get caught up in Sunday's Grey Cup. I always root for underdogs - but stood by my team when we became the hot dogs, then top dogs and eventually, lost dogs. For me, a Rider win was tied to provincial pride (that deadly sin.) I was lusting (another deadly sin) for the win. When the Riders were ahead by two touchdowns I was greedy (another deadly sin) for more points. I was feeling anger (deadly sin) in the last minute or two when we were down to the nitty gritty. And I did feel envy (deadly sin) of the winning team. But there was no guilt for the sins of sloth or gluttony. Our team worked hard, played a great game and I am back to the sin of pride.

This game experience did leave me thinking of the times when life takes a sudden and unexpected twist and you ask yourself those "what if", "if only" and shoulda, coulda and woulda questions. In a mere few seconds you can be sent down the path of the unknown. It is great when you discover that the unknown path you are on is taking you to a place you were meant to be and you quit asking the reflective questions and start asking perspective questions.

Its time for me to going back to my sinning ways - I'm still in reflective mode!

1 comment:

  1. I would have commented yesterday but I told myself that after such a devastating loss I would ignore all the negativity surrounding it. Turned off the radio, didn't listen to any sports shows and deleted any tweets I received about the incident. Today life returns to normal. GO RIDERS!!!!


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