Hello Everyone, it’s been a long time. Too long, how are you? Have you been keeping up with the “Game of life”? I’m sitting here at a Diner in San Francisco waiting for my breakfast at 7pm. I’m feeling quite philosophical, so let me drop some thoughts:
I said “Game of life” because life is fun when the game is played right. And all games are made to be fun: such is life. But if the games gets boring or tiresome, it’s probably because you’re not playing to win! Are you thinking of your past victories or are you totally concentrated on the failure of the moment. Have you taken time to think of how much better you are at the game than you were yesterday, yester-month , yesteryear? Too many of us look for the better life when we have a better life already. The beautiful thing is you get to write your life over each day and choose who you want to be.
I believe we have 4 types of people in the world.
1. Who play to win the game.
2. Who play to lose.
3. Who watch the game.
4. Who don’t know the game is even going on.
Who are you?
1. The winner
2. The loser
3. The watcher
4. The absent
Ask anybody who claims to love a game… any game. If they really love the game, what they are saying is “they love it for the game its self… Win or lose. But they play each time to win. They don’t mind losing from time to time or even all the time, as long as there is a chance to win. Most people would agree that if it were impossible to win, they wouldn’t enjoy playing the game. That’s how life is… We get to choose to win… It’s a gift from God.
For example: I love the game of “Ping Pong”… I bet you didn’t know that. (Just kidding!). I love the skill, the workout, the trash talking, finding moves and shots I never knew I had… It’s a spiritual experience for me… (what?) That’s right “spiritual”. I sometimes return a shot that I don’t even think I see. I see my opponents return shots that I’ve already decided that they can’t return. It’s so much fun to be wrong! What a game! I don’t have to win to enjoy it. I can be quite happy and satisfied with the challenge alone. BUT… I need to know that I CAN win. Just like life, I can enjoy the ups and downs knowing that I was born to win!
So as I continue to eat my now cold breakfast on this cold day in August that should have been warmer… You can know for sure that I’m still smiling on the inside. And if you were dining with me, I’d be smiling on the outside as I tell you about my philosophy on the “Game of Life”.
Feeling so good to know that I’m blessed… I hope you do too.
Roger, over and out.
PS. 2 more shows; San Diego and Vegas and then home sweet home :-)
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