I am thankful for my teams. Being a part of a team is important. Supporting my teams gives me the feeling that I am making a small difference in the results of the game. Whether the game is curing lupus or professional football, I am on the same team as Woody Johnson. Woody Johnson is dedicated to winning--whether he is supporting a political candidate, leading the path to a cure for lupus or on the sidelines guiding his team (he owns the New York Jets!) Happy Thanksgiving.
Smiles are contagious, lupus is not. Imagine the smile I had when my husband handed me a Thanksgiving present by handing me the New York Times this morning.
An article on the cover page of the sports section is about Woody and his two favorite sports: football and politics. The article demonstrated why I am thankful to Woody Johnson and his passion for winning. As Kenneth Farber said, "What I know is that Woody has three passions: curing lupus, having the Jets win the Super Bowl and his commitment to the Romney campaign." Woody's daughter Jaime has lupus.
Woody is founder and chairman of the board for the Alliance for Lupus Research @Alliance4Lupus and http://lupusresearch.org/ My cat is also my coach...
If you've followed my blog, you already know that my cat is named after the New York Jets Coach - Rex Ryan - and I am grateful that Rex Ryan the cat, who was a shelter cat , has become a member of my family and a vital part of my "home team". Coaching and coxing me to get out of bed and find my "Lupus Style". He is the perfect cheerleader and is my own personal "Flight Crew", helping me to rise above lupus and soar.
Here's a picture of me on the field at MetLife Staidum in May at the Alliance for Lupus Research "Walk with Us to Cure Lupus" event cheering with members of the New York Jets "Flight Crew" -- passion collison!
The "Flight Crew" dancing without me.
As I have said before, passion is contagious, lupus is not. Thank you for letting my share my passion for my teams with you. Happy Thanksgiving! Let's Go J-E-T-S! Find your gratitude and enjoy it.