Today is the NFL Super bowl. What does it mean to me? Personally I am not one to get excited about all the sport games, but I am amazed at the wonderful support of the female population. When I grew up, women that I knew, either found other activities to keep themselves busy or grouped together with other female friends as their spouses spent the better part of the day enjoying the game. Today women are right there cheering their favorite teams on, enjoying the food and beverage along with their male counterparts.
I felt fortunate when I married, that although my husband loved the game, the priority wasn’t the game vs. time with me. If we had made plans, they wouldn’t be changed for the sake of the game, yet if he really wanted to watch it, I always had something I could do to keep myself busy, such as read, sew, or possibly cross-stitch.
Times have changed where free TV no longer includes the ability to watch the games on TV unless you are willing to spend resources that require one to have a contract. Due to our choice in not paying for this service, we go without. When I asked him if it bothered him, he responded with “although it would be nice to watch, it’s not that big a deal”. For me this is to be appreciated. To go without a few things isn’t the end of the game in life, but rather a bonus when going without. Although it is a great deal of fun to watch, the priority he has displayed is that it doesn’t make a difference at the end of one’s day.
My game in life is appreciating what is most valuable in life, which is time spent with each other, and appreciating what we have together.
For whoever wins the World Series tonight, I congratulate you.