I admit that I am not a big sports fan, but like most Americans I watched this past Sunday's Super Bowl. It started with an amazing video featuring cancer-survivor Michael Douglas called "The Journey" which showcased the Super Bowl as a metaphor for what makes America great: Grit, ingenuity, determination and sacrifice.
That's about it. Two teams representing old American towns that are struggling to make it back. The message is sublime; never give up hope, keep fighting and work as a team. Every team member in every sport knows that there will be highs and lows - and through shared effort and sacrifice anything is possible.
I am convinced that this is true. With a little more self-sacrifice, beyond those made by our troops in harm's way, anything is possible here in America when we are called into action and come together. I have faith in our collective spirit and I hope that our leaders have the courage to ask us to prove it.
Watch the video. It inspired me; I hope it touches you too.