It was an early morning wake-up for most Canadians. There was a lot on the line in the gold medal hockey game between Canada and Finland.
Winning feels better than losing – but there is a real dignity in hard work.
Post game interviews with American hockey players after a 5-0 loss to the Finnish team or conversations with Russian hockey players after their elimination by Finland from the Olympic tournament tell a somber story.
Regret, embarrassment and remorse – not just because these teams didn’t win a hockey game – but because the work ethic wasn’t there.
We know when we simply put in time.
We also know when we do the work. And that’s something worth celebrating.