Blue Bombers multi-layered win!
It's strange how a game won by a team of about 24 foot ball players can determine the mood of our entire city and province of about 1,5 million people.
We are all elated! Overjoyed! Even those that aren't avid fans can feel the shift in mood.
I confess I am an avid fan and have been for about a whole year. I became one this past year when Cliff was ill and I became a rather ill-informed - hesitant nurse. Nursing isn't one of my gifts. Apparently to nurse well - I needed to stay with him and watch sports! We binged on sports for a whole year - and I became a fan. He became healthy again.
But what really happened yesterday? Sure the team won, and we were all there - if not physically at least in spirit
What else? We connected! One of our basic desires as humans is the desire to feel connected with each other and feel we are a part of something greater than ourselves.
I'm reminded of Johann Hari who came to visit me this fall.
I was so honored. Hari was named ‘Newspaper Journalist of the Year’ by Amnesty International UK and his TED Talk, aptly titled “Everything You Think You Know About Addiction Is Wrong”, was a viral hit, with over 25 million views. His more recent book, Lost Connections* is a compelling deep dive into the nature of depression, its underlying causes and unexpected solutions.
He came to interview me about my work with CoSa.
Not sure what he learned - but he confirmed my beliefs, that it is all about connection. His solution to addictions is connection!
We connected yesterday!
And today we are healthier in Winnipeg because of it!
Go Bombers Go!
“Perhaps the secret of living well is not in having all the answers but in pursuing unanswerable questions in good company.” ~ Rachel Naomi Remen