Auburn is a Good Thing
Sometimes we have to be reminded of good things. Yesterday, I made my first visit to Auburn in several years. I and three friends loaded up early and headed north for the Plains.
We tailgated with a friend whom I didn’t really know, and he welcomed us to his food and fellowship like we had known each other for years: a true example of an Auburn man. I showed my friends old places that I have always held close, and we explored new places that have been built since my last visit.
We attended a game that really only mattered to the teams and fans involved, and I was proud to show my friends a stadium that was filled nearly to capacity, surrounded by fans who, like us, were just happy to be part of the moment.
I think we tend to get so involved with the little things that we forget to enjoy the big things… the good things. This year we have a very mediocre football team, and we will not be playing for greatness at the end of the season.
None of that mattered to me yesterday. I saw examples in others of how I need to conduct myself; I was inspired by memories of the past and things to look forward to in the future. And I was reminded that Auburn is so much more than just a football team.