“If the Lasso way is wrong, it’s hard to imagine being right.” Trent Crimm, The Independent. I agree with you 1,000 percent Trent Crimm of The Independent.
I was recently introduced to Ted Lasso by my favorite meditation instructor, who I have yet to meet in person, Michael O’Brien. He is the founder of The Pause Breathe Reflect™ Movement. Michael mentions Ted often with affection and fondness. His love for a fictional character piqued my curiosity. I wanted to see for myself what all the hype was about.
The first step was subscribing to Apple TV. I did not want another subscription. I hesitated to see what another subscription was going to add to my monthly expenses. Turns out the cost for a year of Apple TV is less than taking the family to the movies (not that we have done that in years, or ever). Who knew? I hit the subscribe button and scanned my finger. Done. (Wow. The future is now.)
I had to encourage Todd to watch it. He reluctantly gave in after some begging and a small amount of guilt. I reminded him of a plethora of not so wonderful television shows I have lovingly sat through with him. He loves SciFi and action shows but is not a fan of comedy and definitely not into watching sports. Ted Lasso is a comedy about sports so not an easy sell. I am grateful he was willing to indulge me. (Also, grateful Emily will watch football with me. The women are the sports fans in the Short house.)
We both fell in love with the show from the first episode. It didn’t take two or three episodes to get us hooked. It is funny, witty, and wonderful. The show takes on serious issues: infidelity, death, divorce, relationships, mental illness to name a few. It does it with a sense of humor and hope. The two H’s I have leaned on through the highs and the lows in my life. Watching Ted win over haters and overcome challenges has me cheering from my sofa. He is the underdog we all want to see succeed. I have always been a sucker for the underdog.
I have never watched a series and said, “I cannot wait to rewatch this”. Not until Ted Lasso. As I wait impatiently for the next episode to drop, I have been rewatching season one. I always feel better at the end of an episode than when it started. I am full of joy (and you all know I am about the joy). I could talk about my love of Ted Lasso all day.
Rather than me going on and on about Ted, I will share some of his words of wisdom. I am certain his perspective will brighten up your day. Maybe you will even laugh out loud:
“Takin’ on a challenge is a lot like riding a horse. If you’re comfortable while you’re doin’ it, you’re probably doin’ it wrong.”
“I believe in communism. Rom-communism, that is.”
“If God wanted things to end in a tie, she wouldn’t have invented numbers.”
“Even Woody and Buzz got under each other’s plastic.”
“I promise you there is something worse out there than being sad. And that is being alone and being sad. Ain’t no one in this room alone.”
“Be curious. Not judgmental”. (Walt Whitman said this first but Ted says it so well.)
“I want you to know, I value each of your opinions, even when you’re wrong.”
“I have a real tricky time hearing folks that don’t believe in themselves.”
“Don’t let the wisdom of age be wasted on you.”
“I believe in hope.”
I believe in hope as well Ted Lasso. With that, I hope Ted brought a little smile to your face. I know he brings a smile to mine. If you decide to give Ted Lasso a chance, I would love to know what you think of it.
To find out more about Michael O’Brien go to: https://www.michaelobrienshift.com/home
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