TAMPA, Fla. — With the tragic protection of the limitless mass shootings this 12 months, record-high fuel costs, the inventory market plummeting and horrific footage of dying and destruction in Ukraine, being optimistic and having a constructive way of thinking could also be difficult proper now.
So when the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the percentages, got here again to win the Japanese Convention Remaining and make it to the Stanley Cup Remaining sequence for the third 12 months in a row, it has been laborious to not smile.
“You do not see this wherever! We do not even have ice on this place and we’re going to win once more,” Tyler Bullington mentioned with pleasure. He is a giant Bolts fan.
“How thrilling for the group and for Tampa. Everybody deserves it. They’re the perfect. It is superb that they simply preserve going again,” added Gwen Hog, who additionally loves to observe the Lightning video games.
“Properly, it is positively a distraction, particularly in case your group is successful,” defined Licensed Psychologist Dr. Geoff Peal.
Dr. Peal defined to ABC Motion Information anchor Wendy Ryan that following a sports activities group can enhance your psychological well being and enable you to really feel much less alone.
“Having a group makes folks really feel happier with their lives, makes folks really feel like they belong, and that there is that means. So it is a mixture of a distraction, but additionally this greater factor of simply bringing that means to your life,” Dr. Peal mentioned.
With so many issues occurring on the earth out of our management, Dr. Peal believes being a part of this Stanley Cup Remaining sequence and cheering for the Bolts might help that nervousness.
“Though we do not straight management the end result, we’re not on the market on the ice, it does evoke this sense of management of one thing in our life that’s going nicely, that has an finish and that we will have a good time afterward,” he added.
Many Bolts followers would agree.
“There’s positively days I am extra excited when it is recreation day,” Bullington mentioned.
“I even had my nails painted blue at this time. It is thrilling and it is good to have one thing to sit up for. One thing that is constructive and good vitality and it brings folks collectively,” Hog defined.
Since a lot of our unbelievable Lightning gamers have turn into constructive position fashions, Dr. Peal mentioned that helps encourage kids and adults alike.