Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Life As A Football Game

I watched a recorded program from the Big Bang series last evening. In it, Sheldon (the protagonist who has absolutely no common sense but lots of intelligence) is depressed because a theory that he has developed has been disproven. Through a series of misadventures, he watches a tape he made in childhood--for his "adult" self--and ends up seeing his father give a locker room speech to his losing high school team. Sheldon takes from this that, while he thought it was all over, "it's just halftime."

Right now, things look bad for those of us who watch with dismay the events in the Middle East. But, as Sheldon pointed out to me (and others watching), the game isn't over. And if we are fortunate, a different group of players will be elected and we can recover what our nation has lost. And even if that doesn't occur, we still have great Coach, urging us to play well, even if we're behind, because sometimes our reward comes after the game is over.

The game isn't over yet. Don't give up.

5 comments:

Priscilla Bettis said...

Thanks for the encouragement. I have been discouraged by the recent news.

Richard Mabry said...

I think we all have--keep fighting. The game's not over.

Betti said...

Thank you for the encouragement!

Patricia Bradley said...

Richard, thanks for such an encouraging post!

Richard Mabry said...

Thanks, Betti and Patricia--interesting that we can get encouragement from unusual sources. Even The Big Bang Theory.