#FlyTheW

If you ever get a chance to see my office you will learn one thing right away, I am a huge Chicago Cubs fan. In my office I have a commemorative bat from the 100 year anniversary of Wrigley Field, a replica flag from the last time the Cubs won the World Series in 1908, and World Series tickets from the 1984 season when the when the Cubs looked like a playoff team but failed to make it.

I love the tradition that comes with being a Cubs fan. I love the ivy on the outfield wall, the manual scoreboard in center field, and seeing people on the rooftops during the game.

After home wins there are two traditions.  One is the singing of Go Cubs Go. The other tradition dates back to the 1930's and that is the flying of the W.

 This photo was taken by Meghan McNamara following the Cubs playoff victory on October 12th

This photo was taken by Meghan McNamara following the Cubs playoff victory on October 12th

The Cubs can teach us all a lesson and that is to celebrate the win.

How many people do you meet that are always complaining? Those people suck the life out of you. Even when things are great the always see the failures.

When the Cubs win they fly the W no matter what happened in the game. If a player commits an error they still fly the W. The win is what was important. The coaches know they need to improve, but after the game they celebrate the victory.

What victories are you celebrating? Who are you sharing those victories with? The W flag is a sign to celebrate with other Cubs fans.

If you are a Christian, share your victories with others. Tell people how God has helped you be victorious.  Don't be afraid to fly the W in your own life.