~:[CH7 - Day 47]:~ Celebrate
It was frustrating. To finish the season in a game where you don't get an opportunity to compete is tough. With a total foul count of 35-14, it was an uphill battle to climb against a good team and while we also could have played better on both sides of the ball, to be put in such a disadvantage early, made it tough. I was perplexed at the type of things that were happening besides the fouls and by games end, it was hard to stay level-headed. However, what I've learned from the ups-and-downs of life is that ultimately, there will be many disappointing moments in your life like this, especially on the biggest stages, but ultimately, as disappointed and upset as you may be, you also need to celebrate the fact that you were there. Not everyone is as lucky as you to have arrived at that stage and even more so, not everyone is lucky enough to be as healthy as you are or even alive. Life is precious and simply living within these precious moments must be celebrated. This experience also made me think about our Olympian Nathan Chen. His disappointing short program probably left him with the same feel as we felt tonight; upset and frustrated at how his performance went when it mattered the most. However, while he did not fulfill expectations of making it to the podium, he didn't back down and took a second opportunity at a long program, to set a record with six quads, as instead of putting his head down, he welcomed the opportunity by celebrating his moment on this Olympic stage. As today is a day of celebration for many (Lunar New Year), it's a day for us to reflect and think about how we go about our days. Do we walk around daily with a dark cloud overhead or do we celebrate all the moments that we are given. Being far away, I created this graphic to send to my friend since I could not be there to celebrate, however, rather than being sad, I celebrated this opportunity to design something I could put my heart into so I can send it to at least feel apart of the celebration. The circumstances in life will rarely be perfect, if ever, however, it doesn't mean that they cannot be celebrated. Tonight, our players looked sad after the game, but their accomplishments this season and over their careers need to be celebrated, much like the many moments in our lives where we fell just short or even failed miserably. As there is a moment in our lives that we shouldn't celebrated. Treasure each moment, as each of these moments are precious. Gong hei fat choy!