In the history of the National Hockey League (NHL) most teams who face a three games to one deficit in a best of seven game series lose. In fact, according to NHL.com faced with such odds only 8.7% of teams recover.
That’s right 91.3% of all teams facing that kind of pressure fade and fall. Yesterday, my favorite team, the Chicago Blackhawks, beat the odds. After having fallen behind the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 they overcame the odds, their fears and the critiques of their fans and the media.
Against the Odds
I always look for heroes to admire.
Helen Keller, and those who cared for Helen, especially Anne Sullivan are people worthy of admiration.
Helen Keller was not born blind and deaf; it was not until she was 19 months old that she contracted an illness which left her deaf and blind.
I read this quote from Helen Keller and felt inspired.
I want to say to those who are trying to learn to speak and those who are teaching them: Be of good cheer.
Do not think of today’s failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow.
Posted on Wednesday, November 11, 2009
in Relational, Spiritual
Have you ever met a celebrity? A favorite band? A compelling author? A poet whose words changed your heart? A doctor who changed your health? A therapist who changed your mind? A minister who changed the direction of your soul? A friend who help heal your wound? A lover who helps heal your aloneness?
Do you like to name drop?
You might be impressed if I said I play basketball with Lebron, play guitar with Rodrigo, or sing with Christina. You might want to sit down and have coffee with Jimmy Carter and me.