Hi, girls. Today the Netherlands stunned tournament-favorite Brazil in a thrilling game. It was followed by another stunner, this time a penalty-kick finale in which Uruguay beat adopted favorites Ghana. It was a wild day, a beautiful day of stories of toppling the favorites, of exceeding expectations and of complete disappointment and utter failure. The Netherlands rattled Brazil, then Ghana missed several golden opportunities to put away the game and become the first African team to move on to the semifinals. If there is a lesson to be learned from all this, it's to make sure you grab any chance you get. Life is short; you might not get that opportunity again.
I hope you are doing well.