Maze-ing Maze 244


Maze-ing Maze 244

"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat. Theodore Roosevelt

Maze 244: Wow what a crazy day.  My son had his semi-final game today in the Presidents day tournament.  They lost the game 5-4 in a shoot out in overtime.  The game was so close and my sons team lost the lead with only 2 minutes left in the game.  The cool thing was that my son scored two goals and had an excellent game. 

For those that don’t know a shoot out is when the teams have 3 opportunities to score on the goalie.  If it’s tied after 3 they keep going.  Todays game went to round 4 where we needed a goal to keep playing and my son got to take the shot.  He juked the goalie leaving the net wide open on his attempt but lost the puck at the last second.  He was devastated as well as many of his teammates. 

I happen to be the only parent in the locker room at the time and pointed out to all the players that they had a helluva a game and shouldn’t place blame on themselves, and that they win and lose as a team.  (My son, the goalie, and a few players who were on the ice when the team tied it were blaming themselves.) 

After the game I didn’t have much to say but pointed out that he had a great game and that if it wasn’t for his goals they wouldn’t have made it to OT anyway.  I also explained how proud I was and that he needs to realize the positives.  In his first year of hockey he not only scored two goals in a game, but that he was also chosen to take the shot in the first place.  Hours later he seems to be fine and be able to appreciate his performance and game. 

~ by mazemangriot on February 20, 2012.

6 Responses to “Maze-ing Maze 244”

  1. Fail early; fail often … I think it was Vonnegut who said that…in any case, it is part of the most powerful successes because you gain much more life experience and skill from failures than from successes.

    I really like your maze tonight best of all the mazes I have seen that you have made. It’s like a piece of jewelry, or a monumental sculpture with the rounded and domed forms. Graceful and organic looking.

  2. Wow – wonderful maze! Well done.

  3. What a unique site. I love the maze, the motivation behind your creating this blog, and the attitude. I do hope things are better and better for you each and every day. Thank you for your recent visit and like at my site. I’m going to visit here and enjoy it.

  4. Firstly, a most glorious creation.

    Secondly, a most sublime quote.

    Just a great post.

  5. What a unique talent you have. Love the pairing of ta maze with a quote. Keep following your vision.

  6. Did you get your maze done?
    I commend you! God Bless!

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