(I am shaking my head in disbelief at the very realization of what I just wrote. You may be too.)
So, if the fact that the commercials getting our attention isn't enough, how about the halftime show that is never publicized during every other football game during the regular season. I'm pretty sure this is when the talking heads all talk about what happened the first half of the game and talk about what the teams need to do the second half if they want to win the game. I'm not 100% certain because I actually don't watch much football on TV. I do know that the half time show during SUPER BOWL usually results in some sort of wardrobe "malfunction" or hidden signal or censored lyrics.
REALLY?????? Do you honestly think that we believe all these things are accidents? The performers know that ALL eyes are on them and I'm pretty sure they are professionals in their business and well rehearsed. Crying Ooopsie at the moment when millions of viewers are watching you just doesn't seem likely. I, for one, am not buying into it.
I feel myself getting all worked up here (I guess I'm just warming up for the game--I'm writing this Friday night). I actually don't have a vested interest in either team. I did hear on the radio that both Quarterbacks are Christians and just all around "good family guys with good values". I then heard that we MAY see the trailer for a movie coming out with Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, and Emma Watson. I saw this trailer at the theatre when I saw "Saving Mr. Banks". Wonderful movie, btw, and I highly recommend it. The movie is NOAHs ARK. YES, THE NOAH. You know, from the BIBLE! Like, a REAL movie about the Bible made with actual bankable Movie Stars, playing in regular movie theaters and being ADVERTISED at a Disney movie! Just the thought that the preview might be on during the game is enough to get me to sit for 3 hours!
This is EXCITING stuff here people. I am telling you, 2013 was the year of the selfie. 2014 is the year of MY BOSS! WOO HOO! I cannot tell you how thrilled I am about this. Hallmark has designated a "Boss Day" so they can sell cards and stuff and just make money on a random day of the year that was probably their lowest sales day. Someone thought, "Hey, how about we make a Holiday for the LEAST LOVED person in everyones life---their BOSS. LOL. We'll give people a reason to spend money on the one person they don't want to. Since the 16th of October was our lowest sales $$ date last year, let's do it then. People will feel obligated to at least buy a card on BOSS's DAY." (I'm pretty sure the staff at Hallmark has a special Laugh Along Celebration of their own on this day)
Basically, I am going to just kick their idea UP a notch or two (all Emerill Lagasse style) and give MY Boss the WHOLE YEAR! AND, you wanna know what? You don't need to spend money or buy him a card either. Yeah, that's right. I already celebrate him every day and don't feel we have to reserve just a day to show him our love. Besides, the Country (our Govt and our Society) is trying to take his Birthday away from him. I say, Let them have 1 day. (we'll let them think they won---sssshhhh, it'll be our secret---but what we're really doing is planning a sneak attack). In return for the One Day, I'll give him 364 more to replace it. BAM! How do you like me now?!?!
When HE gives to us, he pours out in abundance and FAR exceeds our desires or expectations. That's how he rolls so why not show him the same kind of unending love? Besides, MY Birthday is on December 25th so when you tell ME Happy Birthday, I just pass it on to HIM anyway (insert winkie face). I am only here because of him so HE gets all the Glory and all the Birthday Wishes from Me. I already SERVED my Government and my Country for 20 years. I now can proudly AND LOUDLY SERVE HIM. He no longer has to take the backseat in my life. I let him drive and I just ride shotgun. (Yeah, that IS a title of a future blog post--come back in a week or so. It's gonna be a WINNER).
So, in a world where my value is determined by Google analytics, I say SO WHAT. While having statistics that matter is important to my business success, they don't matter in my LIFE success. I don't care if I win the game of BEST BLOGGER BOWL. It's only one game. I play for #TeamGOD and HE ALONE determines my WORTH. HE ALONE will lead the people to me (people= statistics for you google/computer folks). HE ALONE delivers me from evil. HE ALONE is my salvation. HE ALONE IS MY BOSS. MY COACH. MY TEACHER. MY MENTOR. MY BEST FRIEND. MY PROVIDER. MY EVERYTHING.
For HE ALONE is the reason I play this game. THIS, my life, is MY SUPER BOWL and I will win regardless of what the final score is. I don't just play the game 1 day a year or even 1 day a week. I play EVERY DAY. I come to practice, I learn the plays, I study the film clips, I get advice and assistance from more experienced players and I get on the field and get tackled and knocked down if necessary. BUT, I won't quit. The only way I leave this game is if HE carries me off the field. I'm not planning on getting injured or taken out by the defense. Oh, they'll try. They don't realize how good my teammates are though. They provide me great protection. The coach knows I want to play all the way to the end so he is gonna leave me in till the end. I'm in it TO WIN IT. I'll see you out on the field :-)
If you wanna play on #TeamGOD with me, the #JoyfulJourneyist, all you need to do is "like" and "share" this post all over social media land. (Facebook, twitter, pinterest, etc.) I am purposely NOT going to pay to boost my post or promote it in any financial way. I wanna let the Coach have this win and get ALL the credit. If I made you smile, or I made you mad, you can also get extra credit points (or the field goal) by leaving a comment below. By the Way (btw), in THIS game, if #TeamGOD wins, there are NO losers. That means #TeamGOOGLE also wins! WOO HOO! Thanks for Playing and Winning with ME :-)
In no way did I mean to hurt the feelings of Hallmark or Google. I respect both these companies and just needed to have them on the field with me to better explain the game. I mean no disrespect to either Company. I just wanted to show the proper respect to MY BOSS. I frequently buy Hallmark products, go to the Hallmark Store and even watch movies on the Hallmark Channel. I use GOOGLE more times in a day than I can count (so PLEASE don't be mad at me and put me in Time Out). I would hate for you to throw me off your field. Life is too short to sit on the bench while the game is going on. I just started playing on it and am still learning the rules. I just prefer to play WHILE I learn :-) Since YOU provide the field for me to play on, I NEED YOU and I VALUE YOU. I just value and need MY BOSS more!