June 5, 2004.
Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
We all got together at a friends house in anticipation of celebrating the Calgary Flames winning the Stanley Cup. There was a good crowd there.
One of the people there was let’s call it… excited, for this game. He was eagerly into each game cheering at times way too loud for each game. This game was no different.
There was a guy who was a little newer to our group. He moved from Kamloops to Calgary. He was quiet. And at the very least, he was certainly unsure what to make of the guy that was yelling at the TV. He also might have been wondering why he couldn’t just sit down and watch the game as opposed to moving around.
Well, it turned out, the loud guy and the quiet guy became friends.
I’m not sure that the quiet guy really understood the loud guy in the beginning. However, once they talked they got along. The loud guy noticed some neat things about the quiet guy.
It wasn’t that the quiet guy was as much quiet as he was thoughtful. In one on one conversations, he talked about deep stuff. He understood his errors and was willing to work on them.
He also is loyal to his friends and family. He sticks with his friends and stands beside them.
He listens to both sides or people’s perspective.
He really is gentle and well liked.
His name is Brent. And he really is a good man.
Thank you for taking the time to understand that loud guy.