Saturday, October 02, 2010

isn't this fun?

Michael Jordan tells a story about the final seconds of what would become the legendary game of the Carolina Tarheels and the Georgetown Hoyas in the 1982 NCAA Championships.

With seconds remaining, the Tarheels were down by one. The stadium was going nuts. Dean Smith called a time-out and sat with his team mapping out the next play. Apparently, in the middle of it all, Dean Smith stopped. He looked up at his team, and said:

“Isn’t this fun?”

I really like this story. When we love our work--or whatever we are doing in the moment, everything is so much better. And it is a cryin' shame that more of us don't love what we are doing more of the time. Know what I mean?

I have decided that I am going to start looking for the fun.

Won't that


Deb Shucka said...

What a great story. And a delightful picture. Fun is always there, I think, just waiting to be invited in - or recognized.

Mary'sCorner said...

Go 7 wing!

kario said...

Absolutely! I think that if more of us found the courage to follow the fun, we would all be better off as a society.

Thanks for the smile!

Joan said...

Although we cannot control much of what happens and where we find ourselves in life, in some ways life is what we make it. So, we might just as well try to find--or make--some fun along the way.

Carrie Link said...

And how!

Kathryn Grace said...

Wasn't it Lewis Thomas who said "We are the otters of the universe"?