Cheering for Whoever’s Winning

This will not sound like the post of a baseball lover, especially a Chicagoan who’s surrounded by blue and red and W flags. In fact, I’m not a sports fan by any metric. But I love when people say things worth keeping.

The other morning I was talking to a co-worker and she said that she was a fan of all our city’s teams. Then, after naming them, she said, “I cheer for whoever’s winning.” What a perspective.

It isn’t the diehard viewpoint of many Cubbies. It isn’t the cool waning perspective of those who loved Michael Jordan (and Scottie Pippen and on down the roster) more than they loved basketball. It’s a larger, more generous one.

Consider it: cheering for whoever’s winning. It seems that mindset could make a person’s soul bigger.

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