As we were watching yet another college sport on TV, a commercial for wrestling flicked across the screen. Mad Dog asked the boys if they would be interested in watching that since they seem to enjoy wrestling each other so very, very much. Before they could respond, T.Puzzle threw out some wrestling ‘facts’.
“Whenever I wrestle Full Speed, I always win. Every time. I never lose.”
Full Speed, being the bigger brother and all, sat for a moment and didn’t say anything. I think in years to come, T.Puzzle is going to realize saying things like this will only cause him extensive emotional and physical pain.
Mad Dog explored T.Puzzle’s assumptions further. “Really? Every time?”
“Well, maybe not every time, but almost all the time.”
With that, wrestlemania was on. Full Speed lunged and attacked. He did not hold back. It was violent, ugly and a lot of sick sounding thuds happened as little T.Puzzle’s body hit the floor repeatedly. I have to give T.Puzzle credit, he never gave up. Even after Full Speed had pinned him for the tenth time and was declared champion, T.Puzzle insisted he was never fully pinned. In his mind, he may not have technically won, but he was and never will be a loser at wrestling or anything for that matter.
My wish for anyone reading this is that you believe in yourself as much as T.Puzzle believes in himself. Imagine a world where each of us believed we were the best at everything we tried. Each fight would find us victorious and each day would be another opportunity for us to shine.
T.Puzzle may have lost the round, but with heart like that, he hasn’t lost the match.