The Things That Really Matter

The Things That Really Matter

I'm sure we all are guilty of it from time to time.

I know I am. 

We all have moments where we forget about the things that really matter. 

From a hockey perspective, we all get caught up and focused so much about the wins and losses that we often forget about the real lessons and all the great things that hockey gives to us all. Or at least that's how it is for me...

Sometimes we get so caught up in all the crap that's going on that we forget about the relationships we built and all the awesome things that have come from the game. 

I had one of those moments the other day when we hosted an alumni game. It brings back the perspective of all the amazing relationships I've been fortunate enough to gain over the past seven plus years. Just reminiscing about past years and memories was a great reminder of why I love what I do and how fortunate I feel to get to do it everyday. 

I know this will make me sound old, but it's also incredibly rewarding to see guys that I coached in the past now grown and successful. It's cool to see that transformation.

It's all true to hockey form in that we can go years without seeing each other but once I see the boys it's like we went back in time to when they were in high school and guys are giving each other shit and just enjoying themselves. 

The stress of the game was removed for a few hours and the game was just fun. 

This same perspective can be and should be used in everyday life too. 

Don't get so caught up in all the other crap that you lose sight of what's really important and what really matters. 

That's something that I have really been trying to remember and get better about this year. 

The perspective on it all can really determine your attitude and make things good or bad. 

While it's been stressful at times, I truly am a lucky guy who has so much to be thankful for.

I've got an amazingly supportive wife who is also an incredible mom to our two great kids. Riley is a bundle of energy who brings so much happiness to the world everyday it's truly amazing. And little baby Cam is still trying to figure out the big world but I have no idea doubt he'll get there and seeing those first few milestones have been nothing short of amazing. I'm truly thankful for their health, love, and happiness. And at the end of the day that's what really matters. 

Thanks again for following along and supporting this venture. 

I wish you all a happy holiday season and hope that you all can take a few minutes and have some perspective and remember what's truly important.

Until Thursday...


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