Spent the Kentucky Derby the best possible way: With family at my mother-in-law's house in Owensboro. I was in charge of all gaming activity (for entertainment purposes only). There were plenty of opportunities to pick your own winner, pick a W-P-S ticket, and random drawings for W-P-S and even the losing horse. Great fun -- especially if you win!
"The horse I bet on was so slow, the jockey kept a diary of the trip." Henny Youngman
So, you picked Country House to WIN.
You know it's a longshot, but that's what makes it exciting.
You watch the race and, and . . . So close.
You wad up your "losing" ticket and toss it in the mud.
Only, wait! What's this?
Country House was a longshot. At least, a longshot in the Kentucky Derby.
Put him at Ellis Park and he might just be a champion? Sometimes it depends on which league we play in.
Doing the best we can in the league that we're in should be victory enough. We can also work to improve and join the next better league if that's what we want. It might make us a longshot, but . . .
I guess that we're all longshots from time to time in this life. But, if it's something that we're passionate about and something that we enjoy doing, then it's worth entering the race. And, once we choose to enter the race, we owe it to ourselves to run the best we can.
And when we bet on ourselves -- even if we're a longshot -- don't throw away our "losing" ticket too soon. You just never know . . .
Carpe diem Life,