Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Be True to Yourself...

Found this quote today and it summed up exactly the type of thing that I wanted to tell you today. 

"Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good books - especially the Bible, build a shelter against a rainy day, give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day."
~John Wooden


     John Wooden was a fellow Hoosier that became a basketball legend.  He won 10 NCAA championships in 12 years, He has been inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame as both a player and as a coach.  His former players, including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Bill Walton, considered Coach Walton to be an inspiration.
      But one of the biggest reasons that he was so revered is because he was also a very moral man in a competitive sports world.  No matter how successful he became, he held on to his lifelong beliefs regarding respect, success and being a good person overall.   
     The man lived a long life (passed away at 99 years), had a successful career in basketball, was a very devout Christian who was devoted to his wife and family.  He was revered by his players and made a point of letting them know that there were more important things than basketball.   

     If I could only live up to a portion of what he deemed a success in life, I would feel that I have truly lived a good life.  Please drop me a few lines and tell me what you think. 

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