Sunday, 21 June 2009

A touch of perspective

It's sometimes very difficult to get things in perspective.

There I was, about to bemoan the Lions defeat in the 1st Test and another reverse this week at Touch Rugby (this time 8-3 to the 'Tag Nuts' - although to be fair the writing was on the wall early doors when we turned up with only 5 players) when I came across the story of Northern Ireland's Graeme Ryans who collapsed and died last weekend as he played touch rugby with fellow members of Bangor Rugby Club.

It's believed that the 31-year-old (thirty-one for heaven's sake), who was married with two young children, suffered a heart attack.

According to a spokesman at Bangor Rugby Club, Mr Ryans was a well-liked member of the club, a dedicated family man and was “as fit as he’d been in a long while”.

I don't know about you, but when I hear a story like this it does tend to put my own petty little problems firmly into context. Seriously, I have nothing to moan about.

My thoughts are with his family and friends.

1 comment:

Nursedude said...

It doesn't take much for a little reality check...Good Lord, 31 years of age...that is tragic.