Today (10-7-12) was our fifth anniversary. We wanted to go to the game, but 1- we have a recent rescue dog that has had a pretty tough life previously. He wasn't ready to be left alone for 8 hours or so, and 2- we didn't have a lot of extra money right now to buy decent tickets. We were going to watch from home and go out later and that would have been fine by us. Then family and friends stepped up to take care of the dog, spending time with him so he wouldn't be freaked out by being alone too long. Then a co-worker of my wife's gave (GAVE!!) us tickets in Section 135, row 35 just under the 200 section and a free parking pass. Needless to say we were pretty blown away by this. No, we were VERY blown away by this. It all came together late last night and this morning, so we didn't tailgate this time- just got quick food at 5 guys in Patriots place, went to our seats... and had a great time and a fantastic anniversary. The Good guys won, too! I guess I'm just posting this to say that we are lucky to have great family and friends that made this day unforgettable (as did Brady, the D, Ridley, etc...). We met some great people at the game today, too. I'll be passing on as much of this good spirit as I can in my everyday life. Life can be hard, but it can also be pretty sweet. I wish you all the best in your life as well, no matter what challenges you may be facing- and we all have something to deal with that we wish we didn't. Here's to better days! Cheers!