I Are

I Are

Are you excited about the draft ?? they wonder.
Are you going to watch ?? they ask.
Because in normal times when this NFL day rolls around, I’m like …

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Today is

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I LOVE Draft Day.
I mean I really, really, really looooooove Draft Day.

It’s a day of HAPPY
& I am a big, BIG fan of happy.

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Don’t bother asking me any Draft Day queries though.
If you happen to need the
Who ?
Why ?
What ?
How ?
& when’s of it all, ask someone else, please.
Sorry to disappointed but, I honestly do not have a clue.

Truth be told, I’m not interested in why a football team needs this or that
& I don’t know any of the hopeful  players.
Not a one.
But, each of these young men have a story and I soooo appreciate their story.
A story of working hard.
Day in.
Day out.
Slow, steady.

& now, their day has arrived.
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They’ve reach that goal.

I. Love. It.

Unfortunately, there are cynics among us who try to downplay my glee.
“They’ve had everything handed to them on a silver platter…They are millionaires now…”

Hush cynics.
Let me relish in my joy.

I am a dream believer
& TODAY is a dream come true day.

It’s NFL Draft Day.
Let the jolly begin.


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more or less
give or take

That was the answer
the question ?

What is the bottom line, grand total of human beings to be “picked” in the NFL Draft ?

which begins tonight, btw
which is one of my very favorite events, fyi
which makes the dreamer in me excited beyond words, it might also be noted

Helloooooooo, number two hundred and twenty-four


& just so you know ?

It’s YOU.

You are the one I am zeroing in on and will be paying most attention to this year.

No offense, numbers 1, 2, 3, and so on and so forth
& no worries, please !
as I WILL be watching your glee
and your families
and your tears of happy, as I annually do.
I will applaud your hard work and determination
& I will wish you all the best in your life adventures.
This time and this go-around ?
There’s just something about Mr Last Guy that keeps tug, tug, tugging at my heartstrings
& yes, HE is where my mind will be focused.

How I ADORE believers.

Especially after,
when the pomp and circumstance exits.
When no one but your closest peeps are paying attention, those who know you best and realize the work and time and struggles you have been through and accomplished to get to this very spot.
This is where Hope lives,
where dreams thrive
& if given that chance ?
ooooo weeeeeee

I understand, #224
I sooooo get it
& I truly hope your name is delivered
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oh & all you other guys ? # 1 through 223 ?

Here’s to you and those steadfast, wonderful aspirations of yours too.
Keep Believing.
Keep Doing.

& dang.
Have I mentioned how much I LOVE THIS DAY ? !! ??

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But this being Covid-19 times, where social distancing, stay home and zoom calls rule our days


How DO I feel ?? And WILL I watch ?? Because it’s different, ya know. It won’t be the same.  They can’t, they don’t, they aren’t, they they they …


SHHHH, you sayers of nay.

Yes, things have changed and this will be something I have never, ever experienced. But dreams shine brightest in the dark. Love always rules. Family is forever. Positive vibes are THE very best vibes. Just aim beyond the clouds and rise above the crowds  …

& I appreciate your concerned queries Are YOU ?? Are YOU ??  but if you understand any little anything about me, you already know

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!! Of course I ARE !!

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Oh Yes I Can