It has been a crazy week with the big win for the Seattle Seahawks. As I was watching the Seahawk’s victorious win, I felt like I was part of the win simply because I consider my home Seattle. Having a home team win one of the biggest games in our culture, it created this pride within me. I started to be proud to be from Seattle, proud to be part of the 12th man, proud to be part of something big.
With the team’s return, the majority of the city shut down to celebrate with a parade welcoming our team home. Having this new pride for our team and my new home, I wanted to be part of this big celebration. My co-worker and I were able to escape the gym and adventure to downtown Seattle. Like the millions of salmon swimming back their nesting home, every 12th man was making their way to the heart of the city. Joining the millions my co-worker and I felt like we were swimming ups stream just to find a way to get close to the parade. With our determination and creativity, we were able to make it and joined thousands creating the 12th man.
Being down there was an incredible experience. It was amazing to be part of the crowd, and how we all had one soul purpose, to celebrate the Seahawks and their amazing season. Everyone waited patiently upon the team’s arrival and as I waited it hit me. The 12th man creates a community of people coming together service a purpose, supporting our hawks. The 12th man is more than just a cheering squad it being part of something that is big, with a big purpose.
We all want to be part of something bigger and better. The exciting part there is something bigger and better than the 12th man just listen to what our Seahawks say what is it.