I like Thursdays. For over 25 years, in the winter at least, Thursday’s have been a hockey day for me. Granted, the game has been somewhere between low-key pickup and as high-tempoed as things can get in an oldtimer league, but make no matter – it’s always been a great way to begin the week’s curtain call and prepare for the weekend.
When work is crazy busy, Thursday hockey has always been a great stress reliever. When work is not so busy, it’s even easier to look forward to as one of the great treats in life.
I remember a line from a Dennis Quaid movie where he portrayed an aging baseball player who gets a second chance at a big league career. At one point, feeling low, he’s about to pack it in. Then, for some reason, he gets a second wind. As he enters the dressing room, he meets one of his teammates with a big grin and says “You know what we get to do today Brooks? We get to play baseball!”. It’s a wonderful scene and I feel that emotion almost every time I walk into a dressing room to don my gear.