On this Monday after the Superbowl, it’s a cold, wet, grey, dreary day here in Seattle. And I’m not just talking about the weather.
Food was made, elaborate food that requires time, patience and creativity. Shirts purchased. Signs made. Flowers died green and blue. Houses were cleaned like we were preparing for the arrival of royalty. Life was put on hold so we could cheer on our beloved Seahawks.
Then they lost.
My son is home sick today, so I haven’t even been outside yet, but if social media is an accurate gage on the mood of the city, it’s gloomy.
Do we feel let down? Totally disappointed? Or just really, really tired from the excitement, emotion and crazy making of it all, not to mention the jello-shots.
We have all been there. The anticipation often trumping the real thing. I wouldn’t take back my expensive t-shirts, green hair spray, or the fun that was had all in the name of possibility. The Seahawks brought a city together. And even me, the girl who really doesn’t care a peep about football got pumped up and hopped on the fan wagon. A bit of joy, a slice of celebration, a little craziness, a shift from the regular routine all for nothing? No. Not nothing. Winning is awesome. Winning is fun. But is it greater than the anticipation and the road of joy that comes before it? No. I don’t think so. Or is it?
Thank you Seahawks for a great season. Thank you for the possibility that awaits us next season. We will anticipate good things. More fun with friends and family and yes, more green and blue food, more Skittles and even more expensive t-shirts.
Anticipation, greater than the real thing? You decide.
Jenny Gwinn McGlothern is a Certified Transformational Master Life Coach, Retreat Leader and Writer. As founder of Mama Needs A Refill, LLC, she is passionate about all people, not just mamas, receiving an authentic physical, mental, emotional, spiritual refill. She says, “One cannot pour from an empty cup,” and offers her clients the possibility and power of pouring for themselves, first. She is also co-facilitator at Seattle Life Coach Training (www.seattlelifecoachtraining.com), where the school “trains to transform lives.” You can find her on FaceBook, www.FaceBook.com/MamaNeedsARefill or visit her website: www.mamaneedsarefill.com)