I’m sitting at a basketball game watching both sides play their best. Our boys have lots of heart, but struggle to compete against a lot of these other teams. I have been impressed with them all season – even when the score is obviously defeating, they never give up.
The opposing team was cheering for their players. One of the younger siblings for our school started yelling over them let’s go thunder over and over.
Something interesting happened. The stand remained silent, our team remained silent, the opposing team started to smile at this enthusiastic boy and started clapping along with his cheer. The opposing team!!!! And they weren’t making fun of him, they were genuinely enjoying it.
That’s what sportsmanship is. I am so impressed with those kids. That is happiness.