With all the tragic news we see and hear everyday, it is a nice welcome to see the 12th man community come together.
It reminds me how important it is to have common interests and goals.
We all have a need to feel connected and to have something in common with the people around us. Bringing the 12th Man together in our community has been something that has been amazing to watch. People that don’t always agree are coming together. People that don’t even like each other are finding things they have in common and breaking down barriers. If they can get into Seahawk mania, they can’t be that bad can they?
It also gives us something other than the weather to talk about to break the ice in a hallway conversation, in the grocery store or in a new situation. That in it’s self is a welcome relief. We can always use good ice breaking material and our Hawks are filled with personalities, controversies, and leadership stories to keep the conversation going as long as the elevator ride, or any other potentially awkward situation is.
When this weekend is over, and someone wins the Superbowl, we’ll still have our Hawks, we’ll still have our stories, we’ll still have our common comaderie and we’ll still have next season. Thank you Hawks, for giving us some common interest and goals to help improve our relationships. What a bonus for a great ride!
I do hope you are taking time to enjoy the mania, whether you are a Seahawks or, dare I say, a PATS fan.
We need some happy mania in our lives.
Betty Lochner is the Owner of Cornerstone Coaching & Training. She specializes in personal and organizational transformation and is the author of Dancing with Strangers: Communication skills for transform your life at work and at home. To find out more about Cornerstone’s services and offerings visit our website: cornerstone-ct.com