An attitude of gratitude goes a long way in sport – and in life.

30 May 2024, Thursday

”Gratitude reciprocates”: Matthew McConaughey   

There  can be nothing better than watching a great comeback story in sport – and in life.

Last night I sat glued to the television watching American golfer , Keegan Bradley do just that at the BMW Championship – shooting a spectacular final round 64 – and then going on to win in a high drama playoff versus Justin Rose

What’s more –  it could not have come at a better time after a fellow American – a 23 times major tennis champion, Serena Williams ‘played victim’ over the weekend.

Keegan Bradley’s victory at the BMW Championship was his first in more than six years. He jumped to sixth in the FedEx Cup standings to qualify for the TOUR Championship for the first time since 2013.

But, it was his post win interviews which resonated most:

It’s scary when I look back because I didn’t know I needed this much improvement, but to put it all together, is so gratifying, because for a little while, I didn’t know if I was going to be able to get back to this spot, and today I did it. Keegan Bradley


You go so long without seeing the results, then they finally come and it’s all worth it: Keegan Bradley

This is just incredible. It’s been a long hard road back .A lot of people helped me. Thank you to everybody. Keegan Bradley

When Matthew McConaughey told 43 million Oscar viewers that “gratitude reciprocates,” it reinforced the lesson that counting one’s blessings increases them.

Well done Keegan.

Well done Justin Rose on becoming World Number One.

Hopefully Serena has had some time to reflect.

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, and confusion into clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow :Melody Beattie

Go Great.



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