Stop And Smell The … Fireworks???

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I LOVE FIREWORKS!

For a number of years I was a gate supervisor at the Calgary Stampede. The Stampede has an incredible fireworks display that goes off every night at the end of the Grandstand Show.  I would always do my best to be in position to enjoy the show.  It was the same every night but that didn’t matter.  It was great every time.  We even had a pool going in the office as to exactly what time they would start.  Sadly I think I only won that once.

I did notice that while the fireworks show was on that several people wouldn’t bother to look up.  They were preoccupied with something else or in too much of a rush.  They were missing out on a great show.  I couldn’t believe they wouldn’t take a moment to look up and enjoy.

This July 1, Canada Day, I took my boys to an Okotoks Dawgs minor league baseball game.  The highlight of the night was the fireworks at the end of the game.  The ballpark was packed in anticipation and the show was great.  What I enjoyed the most was the squeals of delight from the younger (and some older) kids.  It made the show even better.

Let’s all take a moment to enjoy the fireworks in our lives.  Don’t be that person who is so busy they don’t have time to look up and be amazed.  While we are at it let’s encourage others around us to look up too.

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