As we approach the end
of the year, it's a great time to reflect on our blessings and renew our
faith in the human spirit. We focus on our loved ones, our friends and
acquaintances, rekindling old relationships with some and forging stronger
bonds with others. It is a time of rebirth, a time for knowing that if we
believe the best in people, surely the best will come out in us as well.
This is also a good time to re-evaluate our goals for our dice play.
Taking a moment to examine our accomplishments, to scrutinize our play and
how well we have connected with this game. What went right, and what went
wrong should be the question we ask ourselves. What did we gain, or
rather, what did we do with what we lost or gained.
With all this in mind, here are my thoughts about my year of dice play.
Play with heart. Play like you really love the game, even when you
experience a loss. I learn more about a player's character by how he or
she behaves when they lose. Honor the experience; win or lose.
Care for your fellow players. A good player remembers what it was
like to be a novice player. I believe if we are to keep this game alive,
we have a responsibility to help the players who come after us. Let's not
forget our beginnings. We should encourage each other rather than
Risk gaining, even when it might be scary. Do what scares you the
most. Then push your capabilities, always striving for the next level. Go
from the known - toward the unknown for the betterment of your game.
Dream of other ways to win at this game. Even when others find your
approach impractical or uncomfortable, always look forward to benefit
yourself. Too often we underestimate our power to dream and our ability to
accomplish what we dream.
Expect to win. Know, love and believe in what you do and everything
will fall into place. Expect the best for yourself! It's a positive thing!
Wishing everyone a healthy and happy holiday
May we all be winners in life; the biggest craps game of them all!