If you're a sports nut, and you think about it awhile, you realize you have your own set of simple sports joys you cherish and are grateful for. Some are shared by others and some are uniquely your own.
As Hillary Clinton quoted in her beautiful Concession Speech: "Scripture tells us: Let us not grow weary in doing good, for in due season, we shall reap, if we do not lose heart."
I had the privilege of sharing this blessing with my daughter and son-in-law, as part of their wedding ceremony, which of course was a great honor for me. And, when our children were growing up, my wife and I blessed them with this blessing around the Friday night Shabbat table as I know that many contemporary Jews with their children every Friday night.
It's Spring in the Northern Hemisphere. Near Santa Fe, New Mexico, where I live, the hummingbirds have returned and green is sprouting all around. The huge native cottonwood trees outside my bedroom window wear a headdress of new growth.