Live Life Intentionally™

Why I Write...

A moment I will never forget…

As I reflect on 2022 and all the meaningful moments therein, it is hard to pick a single highlight that stands above the rest. This past year has been a blessing in so many ways, starting with the opportunity to share these messages with you, the reader.

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Nothing’s Promised

“Nothing’s promised.”

This was Russell Wilson’s statement in his December, 2020 video honoring Kobe and Gigi Bryant, as he shared his thoughts on their tragic passing.

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Win the “Right” Way

Is it possible to win a game and feel bad about it? Or maybe lose a game and feel good about it?

Several years ago, I had a conversation with a good friend and longtime mentor. Knowing he also had lost his father at a young age, I asked him, “How do I go about teaching our kids who my father was, considering he passed away from pancreatic cancer before they were born?” In his wisdom he shared, “While we will lose people we love during our time on Earth, the only way they are truly gone is if we stop talking about them. Tell your kids stories about your dad and they will always have a connection with him.” Therefore, with today being the 19th anniversary of my father’s passing, I am resharing one of those impactful stories. A story about a life lesson on integrity and winning…the “right” way. And in doing so, I hope to once again carry forward my father’s legacy in your hearts and minds as well.

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Brutally Honest

“Brutally honest is still brutal.”

I don’t recall where I heard or read this quote, but it is one that I have been wrestling with for some time. How many times have I been guilty of justifying my comments with the statement, “I am just being honest”? How many times have I used that justification to later realize my comments were neither well received, nor acted upon. I doubt I am the only one who has thought they were doing the right thing by being brutally honest.

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