And we are back! Hope this email finds everyone doing incredibly well. I hope this email also finds you in the middle intentionally living. Intentionally finding ways for you to be better. Today, the book starts to talk about taking steps away from self-centeredness. John C says that one of the best things we can do in this process is to make a list of those that bring the best out of you. People that have continually added value to your life. I hope I do not offend anyone by writing this list, for there is not enough time in the day to list everyone. But here we go:
My children have given me the greatest calling in life and that is to be a devoted dad
My mom showed me how to love unconditionally and how to take care of people
My dad taught me hard work and dedication and the principle of never giving up
Grandma Melba who taught me what is truly meant to be a great person
Boston has taught me how to fight with simple things he has said to me while treating his diabetes at 2:00 in the morning
Holly has brought to me the ability to have true joy
My friends have lifted me, encouraged me, and stood by me for over 20 years. Namely Dave Lindley, Jake Schroeder, Wyatt Gines, and Bridger Williams. Who in several ways, saved my life.
The Hammond brothers have helped shape me as a professional and taught me integrity
Ken Peck taught me how to give everything I have on the football field and committed me to work hard to do the same in life
God has given me everything and asked for very little in return. God has saved my soul
Paul Little taught me the power of affirmations and belief
Tegan Judd has taught me leadership and loving those you lead
Along with list above, I am grateful for all the authors of the hundreds of books I have read and their desire to make the world greater with their words and experiences. I am grateful for coaches, church leaders, and mentors. Everything I know, I stole from someone else.
So who is it that brings out the best in you? Who are you grateful for? Sit down and make a list of the people that you appreciate. Take some time to recognize those that have impacted your life and who have helped you become who you are today. I have to say that making the list I gave you above brought a tear to my eye and gratitude to my soul. I really am just super grateful for great people.
Life truly is good.
Been inspired by many, Cram