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.




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