Here is a cheer that I sung in summer camp. I have replaced the letters and words with my name. LET’S CHEER!!!
S…that’s the first letter in
U…that’s the second letter in
Z…that is the third
A,N…is middle of the word
N…that’s near the end
E…that is the end.
SUZANNE! SUZANNE! THAT’S OUR GAL! SHE WILL BE YOUR BEST PAL!
SUZANNE…TRA LA LA LA! SUZANNE…TRA LA, LA, LA!
S U Z A N N E! SUZANNE! SUZANNE IS OUR MAN! YEAH!!!!!
I remember screaming this cheer for everyone’s name and our team name. It was so exciting and invigorating. You can adapt this cheer with anyone’s name, team name, or anything providing it’s long enough. If the first name is short, add the last name or a nickname always works.
As adults we don’t spend much time cheering, unless we are passionate about a team or team player we are watching. I’ll be honest to say that when my kids play sports, I definitely cheered my guts out. Perhaps when my favourite hockey team played, I might have bellowed a great cheer or two.
Here’s a suggestion, let’s take cheering way beyond sports players and teams. How’s about cheers for a job well done, a personal accomplishment, meeting a goal? How’s about cheering for just getting through a day? Everyone has challenges in their life. Some are great, huge, death defying challenges. Some are simply getting through a day.
EVERYTHING DESERVES A CHEER!
In the past, I have written about how wonderful it is to pay it forward with compliments, acknowledgements, and appreciation. Can we take this one step further and actually cheer for a friend, a family member, even a stranger?
The other night I went to see an opera with my mother. It was a good performance, not the best we’ve seen. We gave it a generous 7/10 rating. It was a very long show in hot temperatures and we were both tired. When the show came to an end, I cheered as loud as I could for the performers. Not because the show was so great. I cheered simply because they did it and the performers deserved to be recognized for doing a good job. Was I supposed to give them a 70% cheer to represent my overall impression of the show? NO WAY!
We wanted the performers, musicians, stage hands, lighting crew, producers, and all the other people behind the scenes to know that we appreciated their efforts, even if it wasn’t to our preference.
Any kind of cheer works! Birthday Cheer! Anniversary Cheer! Graduation Cheer! You Made It Through The Day Cheer! You’re Beautiful Cheer! I Love You Cheer! You Finally Picked Up The Dog’s Poop Cheer!!!
Showing appreciation in a cheer is a great way to spread positivity.
Here is a Team Cheer I’ve been practicing:
Sweethearts Team, Sweethearts Team…All Mighty!
Working all day raising JDRF funds…All Righty!
Going to cure diabetes with a strong…Fighty!
Soon, soon, soon, GO GO TEAM!
You can make up any cheer you want to. The main purpose is to encourage, empower, appreciate and share an enthusiasm for positivity.
I know you don’t want to be identified as that crazy person screaming cheers for everything. You definitely don’t want to be that out of control person screaming like a maniac on the sidelines, in the arena, or stands. As being a passionate sports fan, I’ve had to control myself many times.
However, dispensing a little cheer now and then is a thoughtful fun thing to do. I can promise you this, it will probably be appreciated. It might even lift someone’s spirits for simply getting through the day!
You are GREAT!
You are BOLD!
You are AMAZING!
You are GOLD!!!!
GO YOU GO!!!!
By the way… I hope I CHEERED you up!
—Suzanne Reisler Litwin