A longtime colleague is leaving the hockey industry for another opportunity, and this morning he wrote a farewell email to everyone he worked with that included this:
All I can say is thank you so much for giving me a little slice of my life that I’ll never ever forget. Through the insanity of every workday and the hours a person in your positions need to be put in to help your clubs be successful -- Never, ever forget that you work for -- hands-down -- the greatest game in the entire world. I defy anyone to watch another sport and say their players are as rugged & dedicated as they are gentlemen and approachable off the ice.
These days, especially, those are words to live by.