Friday, February 7, 2020

"Every experience, good or bad, you have to learn from." Patrick Mahomes

Super Bowl 2020 is over, and a team that has not won in over 50 years, a team who was losing in the third quarter, and a team that made a terrific comeback emerged victorious.  

Their secret weapon is Patrick Mahomes.

At only 24 years old, Patrick is both a role model and an inspiration for kids. He has a foundation called 15 for 15, which supports various charities that range from athletics and the arts to science and helping kids with disabilities. He spends  his spare time building houses for veterans.  I like this kid. 

I also like his attitude, and last Sunday night, he let the whole world know that although he might be down, he is certainly not out.  This young man modeled a lesson for everyone to learn - never stop believing in yourself, even if the odds aren't with you. I like that he views ever experience as a learning opportunity. 

Although I am a major golf fan and not much of a football fan, I am a very big Patrick Mahomes fan. Such an inspiration! I will enjoy seeing how far this young man can go with his great attitude, work ethic, and compassion for others. 

Link to Patrick's Foundation

Link to Patrick building houses for veterans in 2018

As always, I welcome your comments and suggestions. 
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