Saturday, November 8, 2008

Sports = Joy

When I have a week like I have had this week, it is great to have something to look forward to. Yesterday I stayed after school until 5:30 working on a math lesson for Monday with my Vice Principal. After spending an hour and a half with her I still had no idea what I was going to teach, talk about frustrating. I then spent over half an hour talking to the teacher next door to my classroom who was still there working. Leaving school at 6:15 on a Friday night was not my idea of fun, especially when I had nothing to show for it.

I pulled into my apartment complex about 6:45, frustrated and glad the week was over at least. Then I remembered that the Jazz play in fifteen minutes! A small smile slowly came to my face. Maybe it's a little silly to let something as seemingly unimportant as basketball determine my happiness, but hey, I needed it yesterday.

I love playing sports, I am so glad that I played on three BYU intramural sports teams this semester. I looked forward to those games more than anything, especially soccer. The feeling you get when you make a great play is like nothing else. To feel like you are in control of your own destiny, working together with a group of friends, with one goal in mind, is pure joy.

We are blessed right now in the sports world. The Jazz have the best record in the NBA, as one of only three teams that have not lost yet, and having one more win than the other undefeated teams. BYU has been ranked and finding ways to win all season, Real Salt Lake made it into the playoffs for the first time in its short history, and Team Girl Squad is going to be the BYU intramural soccer champions of the world! Long live sport! Thank you for making the hard days a little easier to get through.


Chris said...

Go Team Girl Squad! Also the football music caught me off guard.

I hear you about the sports=joy. Maybe it's just a man thing, but that doesn't mean its not true and good and wholesome and all that.

Alyse Marie said...

Wow! I am sorry about your math lesson.... Do you have your SET coming up? Hope things get a little bit easier.

I'm glad your enjoying the sports. We are always watching the Jazz games over here, my roommates are obsessed!

Jessie said...

Go Jazz! I understand the sports=joy thing, even though I don't watch them very often anymore. My Dad and brothers are into sports, and watching Jazz games especially brings back good memories for me. I didn't know they had the best record in the NBA!?! sweet! I will definitely have to get back into watching jazz games this year.

Good luck with your school, it sounds like you're working really hard and I'm sure it will all work out!

Dan said...

You have ONE goal in mind (for Saturday)? I have like 3 or 4! :)