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Wow! I am SOOO glad I stayed up until 4:00 a.m. to watch the Saints make all Louisianians the proudest Americans in the country (and around the world) ! For those who know me well, I’m not really a football fan. But at this point in the season, this game was so much bigger than football. This was about rejuvenation and bringing hope to a city that is still recovering from a devastating natural disaster that occurred 4 1/2 years ago (Hurricane Katrina). It was about never giving up (as many die-hard Saints fans never did), and about pulling together as a team. As humans, we all love a true Cinderella story, and this one just about tops the “king” cake (I couldn’t resist. lol It is Mardi Gras after all!). I do find it a bit ironic, however, that this incredible victory happened just a few months after Disney released it’s latest animated film, “The Princess and the Frog,” which was set in New Orleans and was all about working hard and never giving up to make your dreams come true. Foreshadowing anyone? lol

With all the crazy celebrations taking place right now, I’m sure God is smiling down at the people in my home state. “Those Louisianians,” he’s saying while laughingly shaking his head. “They never give up, and sure know how to party!” For me it is finally time to hit the pillows, but I know the revelry back home will continue into the wee hours of the morning. It would be wonderful to be back there if only to see the joy on everyone’s faces and to feel the spirit in the air. Inspiration like this only comes around a few times in a lifetime. But it seems like by inspiring themselves, the Saints have inspired the rest of the country as well. And that kind of joy can’t help but spread like wildfire. So doctors, I am pleased to inform you that Swine flu has finally been replaced…by “Who Dat” fever!

But the best part of all is that we finally know how to respond to the beloved cheer: “Who dat? Who dat? Who dat say dey gon’ beat dem Saints?” The answer is: No one – at least, not this year! 🙂

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