It would be easy for me to wax on about baseball’s All Star Game in Cincinnati, not today. Or the latest exploits of the BC Lions or Vancouver Whitecaps, no thanks, there will be time for that tomorrow, or the next day.
Today I want you to do one thing…go outside.
Unplug for a little while. Don’t bring the phone with you, don’t plug the Ipod in, but do something, anything to enjoy what has been a fabulous BC summer.
Take your kids to the beach and toss a Frisbee. Head to the park and throw the ball around. Play 500 up. If you don’t know what 500 up is, email me before you head out and I will explain it to you; it’s easy and a lot of fun and we played it for hours as we grew up.
That is what we did when we were kids, we played sports, and we loved every minute of it. I’m not trying to sound like old man Sheldon here, but we are now in a life of convenience, of give it to me right now. You can still do that. Go for a walk. It’s convenient, it’s right now and you don’t need Wi-Fi to do it.
While you are walking, bring some one with you and have a conversation; you know, talk with someone.
In thinking about sports as I grew up and what they meant and still mean to me the common denominator was simple; it was about the people. Sure I loved to play the sport and who doesn’t like to win. But high fiving after a great play or sucking back an ice cream cone after a big loss was just as fun because it was a shared experience.
Sports are just that; it is a shared experience. Today, instead of talking about the business of sports, let’s just go play catch. The business can wait for a day.