The making of a Legend and a Dynasty

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” Hello Mr. Kraft, my name is Tom Brady and the best decision this organization has ever made”. This is how Tom Brady introduced himself to Bob Kraft when they first met and now, the rest is history.

You don’t just wake up one day and suddenly you are a Legend at whatever you wish, it takes work and not just work but, long, hard, dedicated work. First you have to explore your options, try many things, til you find that one thing you not only love, but really want to excel in excellence at becoming the best at whatever that thing is you choose to be your craft.

Tom played baseball growing up, but being a strong New England sports fan, I am so glad he decided to love the sport of football. Tom’s work ethnic is second to none, he is the first one at practice and the last one to leave everyday, even when he is home, he watches film on the next team he is playing, he studies them inside and out, so he can read them like a book, then pick them apart with great passes to his teammates. Tom may be a gifted Quarterback in the NFL, but that gift came with a lot of hard, dedicated work.

Tom came to the Patriots like all other players in the league, through the draft, but Tom was drafted so far down the depth chart, that he was like an after thought that, hey maybe we can pick him up and put on the practice squad, to basically just go through the reps and maybe see what he can do? Well Tom studied the ways of the Patriots and the league to the point, when Drew Bledsoe went down with the injury, Tom never looked back and seized the day, taking the Patriots to the Superbowl and beyond.

It is not just Tom working hard to become a legend within the NFL and helping the Patriots become a dynasty within the league, that also comes from one of the greatest Coaches ever to coach in the NFL and that is, Bill Belichek. Bill like Tom eat, sleeps and drinks the game of football, he studies the game as well, giving him the knowledge, to create the most high tech playbooks within the sport of football. Now if Bill was a poker player, he would be the best, as he never shows his hand, until the time is right, which keeps the other team, not only confused, but keeps them guessing as well. Bill knows how to recruit talent, just as much as unloading the talent, when they are on their down slide. He loves a player that is not afraid to play any position on the field, as well as……..he is one of the few, that still like the position of Full back on the team and he grabs a player that is the toughest at that position, of which Devlin excels perfectly at the position of full back, for the New England.

The New England patriots the last 20 years have a legendary Coach and Quarterback, that work very hard daily, which has earned them the biggest title of them all and that is, earning the title of becoming a Dynasty within the sport of football. A Dynasty of anything takes a lot of hard work , not just for one Individual, but for many who make up that team. Bill Belichek recruited many different players through the years he has been here in New England, with the top recruit being a guy named………. Tom Brady. These two have been the common denominator on the team, with many different numerators over the years and with Bill putting a great system in place, the rest is history as the Patriots, year after year, have become the team to beat by all the other teams in the league.

” Achieving excellence in anything takes a lot of very hard work and doesn’t come that easy”

” A Dynasty is like and orchestra, with all on the same page and the same note, with a great Conductor bringing them together in harmony”

” You can’t have the dynasty without the legend and without the great supporting cast there is no legend”

” With winning breeds hatred, but if you want to win and become champion, then step up to the plate and beat a true champion”

Sports and Politics don’t mix.

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Sports are no way the place for any type of Politics, we all have our views, but when we force these views on those around us, simply shows nothing but all the disrespect we have for one another. Sports………… no matter of what sport you play or watch, is all about the competition and trying to be the very best that you can be. In today’s sports world and with all the advertising/promotion dollars being thrown around, now you have athletes making gigantic amounts of money and thinking that…… with all this money, they now have the right to use their platform, to shove their views down our throats. ” politics have no business in sports”, sports have no business within politics”, let these two quotes sink in, get over yourself and simply play the sport, for which you set out to play.

Political Correction has gotten way out of hand and it’s time to bury it, so we can all heal properly from it’s effects. The fact is if you don’t like someones comments, then walk away and don’t listen, or simply change the channel, to something more educational away from the crap. This has come to the point of, we are afraid to say anything, because we don’t want to offend anybody, We are a troubled Society today, time we all accept it. so we can truly change it and move forward instead of backwards.

Last night at a ball game, you had a few Demented Individuals hanging a sign with the ” Racism” word in it, then there is a sports reporter on ESPN coming out publicly and calling our President a White Supremacist”, Really!!! Are you FREAKING kidding me!!! I have really had enough of this crap and it is time for we the people to grow up, be smarter and simply learn to love one another once again. ” Love is easy cause it’s within us”, ” Hate is harder cause it is learned”, as we walk our path through this journey of life.

All while our now President Trump was running for the office, you had so much hate coming out against him and even still today, President Trump was elected by the true smart Individuals within this country, okay he may be a little harsh with his words, but you know what, this is what Political correction has done to this Society. it has made us all weak to the true meaning of the spoken word, it has made us all hide within ourselves, instead of coming out, expressing our true feelings and then moving forward better and stronger, I stand with President Trump and truly want to ” Make America Great Again”. The best way to achieve this is, bury Political correction, bury all the hate, respect one another again and finally, we need to come together in unity, to share the love that is within us, with each other once again.

Sports is no place to hold any agenda for anything political, sports is a place to play a sport for which you love, while you work together with your teammates in unity, then when everybody plays together, works hard together and simply try’s their very best ( which makes you feel good at the end of the day), your chances of winning a Championship will increase drastically, which will then have you work harder and become a true leader of your teammates, plus will teach you to become a great leader, when the sport is done and you are back walking a path through this journey of life.

Now ESPN is a sport news station on cable, when they first started it was all sports 24/7. When sports is brought to us in the right way, it is a great thing, to help us all cope with our daily struggles, it helps us become better along our journey, when we watch others trying to be at their very best, in order to win at their chosen sport. Lately ESPN has become all about drama and sharing their political views with the rest of us, you tell me where this belongs in sports, let alone…………Belongs on any sports news station. No matter if your watching the daily local news, or the daily sports news, being a real Reporter has changed drastically and there are no real Reporter’s out there anymore, as they are getting paid by a Communication company to report their agenda and if they sway from that, then their career is over as a reporter. A true Reporter…………reports the facts, not piecing together words for an agenda, if you can not report and write facts, then maybe you should look for another career? Oh wait!!! they are too lazy to do any kind of manual labor.

To bring this topic in a different direction, their is a daily talk show called the “VIEW”. This is one show that not only will I not watch, but I think this show should be taken off the air and the ones who call themselves a Host, should be banned from being in front of any camera anymore. This show and the panel they have on the stage, do nothing but spew the hate of anything and everything they can, while they shove their “Views” down our throats. I got a news flash for the ones who host the View, who really cares what you spew, as the only thing that comes out of your mouth, is the same thing that comes out of the back side of my anatomy. We all walk a path along this journey through life and when we love one another, work together in unity, we to can win a championship, like those who are on a winning sports team. plus we all can walk in Peace and be flooded with happiness throughout the journey.

 

” Sports and politics don’t mix and we all need to grow up/ be smarter within this society”

” Sports teaches us to be competitive and work together in unity, so we all can try to be the very best and be within a winning team”

” An agenda is something we have on our plate as we walk our paths, an agenda is not the twisting of words to spread the drama and hate”

” ESPN is a sports news station, it is not about being like the local news that spreads drama for an agenda”

” Political correction has weakened us to the point that we are hiding within ourselves, instead of truly being of who we are”

 

The fire that burns within the New England Patriots Organization

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA          The New England Patriots are a Football team that plays within the National Football League, from a fan who remembers the not so glory days and the days which they had some good talent, just not enough to make the playoffs each and every year. I also realize that this stretch of the last 10+ years they are on, won’t last forever, but I am not like the casual fair weather fan that are only a fan because of all their winning. Since a guy named Bill Belichek took over as head coach and a quarterback named Tom Brady took over the reigns as the starter on the team, this team has never looked back and take one game at a time. Their success over the last decade plus, has been just simply awesome to watch and when all is said and done with their careers ( yes all good things will end eventually), these two Individuals will go down in the history of the NFL, as the best quarterback/head coach tandem ever in the NFL.

These New England Patriots have won a lot more than they lose with that said, it also breeds a lot of hater’s as well simply because we in this Society are too lazy to step up to the plate to beat them fair and square. Teams in the past that have also gone through this like the New York Yankees and have won more than they lose, also shows how the Haters just give up and talk trash of the winners, plus they also become insanely jealous of their success. What I say to all the Haters out their is, ” Step up to the plate…put in the required work needed…so you can beat these winners and become a Champion yourself”.

These Patriots and especially Tom Brady through the off season of this year, has gone through more crap than any Professional Sports Player really needs to go through. The talks and rumors of “deflate gate” only strengths and shows just how these Haters operate, with the Commissioner of the NFL becoming a Hater as well, simply because he won’t let this go even with a Federal judge telling him he has no solid evidence or even a case to continue with. A Football in the cold weather is just like the tires on your car, it will lose PSI (which is pounds per square inch) of air within it, anybody with a  basics in chemistry can determine this, not too mention every time you get out of your car in the winter at a gas station, just to fill the air within your tires. Now with all that said it is also possible that maybe there were some gray areas explored not just of the Footballs, but the making of some plays and different formations for the team to line up with? If you guessed yes then your probably correct, but if you say that any other team does not explore the grey areas within the rules, to gain a competitive advantage, then I will call you out as a liar and a Hater also. Every team within all the sports and all the Individuals of the Individual sports all explore the grey areas, so they can gain a competitive advantage, it is just that some do it better than others and those that don’t do it well become Haters and are jealous of the ones that do it well. This is Human nature because nobody wants to lose and also, nobody ever remembers a loser.

We all walk a path within this journey of life, some play sports, some have no clue of any sport or how it is played. When you determine within your mind of something that you have no clue of, the only one that looks bad in this process is, quite simply you yourself. Tom Brady is proving this within this season of 2015, he is winning all his games this year, not just because he has a great team and coaching staff around him, but because he is just that good at what he does. Tom was drafted so far down in the draft, that he wasn’t even on the radar of other teams and his work on the practice field, together with his studying of the game of football and reviewing of the videos of what other teams do, is the reason why Tom Brady is so good on the field during game day each and every week of the Football season.

” Football is a game of strategy and which ever team has the best strategy wins the game that week, the talent of each player on the team is second to the strategy of the game”

” Tom Brady is the most competitive player in the game of football today, it is his hard work on and off the field that has made him this way”

” Haters will always hate because they are too lazy to step up to the plate…..put in the work, so they too can become a winner at what ever they want”

we can not see through the crowded bushes clearly, when we let hatred control us.

           With all this hatred that is running throughout this Society, none of us can see clearly what is in front of us, on our paths of our journey through life. This hatred doesn’t come from who we are as Humans within Mankind, this hatred comes from laziness and the fact that some just simply want to create big drama, in order to get the rest of us to fall to their level.

Hatred doesn’t seem as big, like when it runs through the sports world, only because we get way too consumed with our favorite teams. When sports is played in the right way and for the right reasons, it is what makes us all stronger and better throughout our journey of life. Sports teaches us to be competitive, and when we practice at something, we can become great at what ever we practice, it also teaches us to work together as a team, so we can become a champion at whatever we want to be a champion of? When you have a team of Individuals and they play together and for each other, they then put their strengths together and overcome any team they face, no matter how talented that team may be? The 2004 Boston Red Sox is a perfect example of this pulling together as a team, they were not the favorite or the most talented team in the playoffs that year, but what they did have was, a group of Individuals that bonded together, put together all their own strengths, in order to become one strong team, then they won the Championship that year. When we throughout this Society pull together as one, walk our paths through this journey of life, we to can become a great Society and be a champion, of which future Societies will look to follow, so they to can be a great Society and through all this, hatred will not even enter into our lives.

Unfortunately in today’s world of sports, it is being played for all the wrong reasons and in the wrong way, as today the players are all about ” show me the money”, instead of ” i want to win and be a champion”,  Whenever there are some dominant teams out there and there have been a few throughout all the sports, you will always have this hatred for those teams, because the fans and the other teams that keep losing to them, then form this hatred of them so strong, that they then can not see clearly through the forest moving forward of their journey of life. With all the teams that have been hated on throughout the history of sports, these New England Patriots have become the most hated team of them all. Why? Simply because they win more than they lose and have won more Championships than all of the most recent teams. The last fifteen years this team has dominated the world of football, but what I say to all the haters out there is, ” you want to be a champion, than step up to the plate and beat a Champion”. When you hate on a certain team only shows that, you have given up and become too lazy, which makes it that much harder in order to win at anything, let alone be a champion of anything. I remember the times before this fifteen year run these Patriots are on, these were times of hardship and feelings of low confidence, as they have only made it to the Superbowl twice before this last fifteen years and have been blown out both times. The team went through many changes and the fans didn’t become filled with great hatred, as we truly believed that one day the team and it’s fans would become the champion of the football world.

When we give in to this laziness it will keep us from stepping up to the plate and defeating a champion, so we can also become a champion, which will then have us hating on everything and anything that may come before us, as we walk our paths of our journey through life. It is this hatred that has us move forward through the forest, without truly seeing what is clearly in front of us, so we than can practice and be ready for whatever that may cross our paths.

” hatred is only something we as Individuals make up, when we become lazy and create big drama around us”

” sports when played for the right reasons and in the right way, is what helps us become stronger and better along our paths of our journey through life”

” sports should never be about the money for any player, as you will never receive any money if you first don’t practice to become great, at whatever sport you play”

The Beautiful natural colors of Mother Earth, we all take for granted.

Nature Hearts           “There is so much beauty around us as we walk our paths along this journey of life, all we have to do is open our eyes, stop all the bickering, change our stubborn ways and be more open minded to everything around us”.

We the People within this Society of today, are exactly what is wrong and until we acknowledge our faults, take responsibility of our actions and stop trying to knock each other down, so we ourselves can shine over everything around us, Then this Society will forever be  troubled and we will never learn of our faults, so we all can walk our paths of our journey  of life in peace and become stronger and better than Societies of the past.

This whole Tom Brady vs the National Football League Scandal, proves just how much hatred we have for one another. Tom Brady is the biggest name in Football and he wins more than he loses, for this we have so much hatred aimed at Tom that it just makes me sick. When someone like Tom has so much success, the rest of us simply take the easy way out and hate on him just for being successful. Tom has earned all his success, wins and his fame, it all starts with the hard work Tom put in just to get to where he is today. Work is a new four letter word, that we are all so afraid to say or even do, so we all can enjoy success and fame like Tom Brady does. Instead we would rather hate on Tom or whoever that has succeeded in life, because we have given up and become too lazy to follow the steps of good old fashioned hard work. Everybody today wants to take the easy way in life, we all want to be rich with lots of money, but nobody wants to go to work, work very hard and earn this money then live a comfortable lifestyle, so we instead strip those who have worked hard of their success, by either hating on them, or robbing them of their respect and dignity, not too mention breaking into their homes and taking things that they worked hard at bringing into their lives.

I get the fact that certain life events can and will change who we are if we let them, these events will control every fiber of our being as well, when these events are in control of who we are, we then get lost in the clouds of our judgements and make bad choices within our lives, which leads to us with feelings of low self esteem and empathy of not just each other, but for ourselves as well. It takes hard work on our parts to fight these events from controlling who we are and a lot of times we give up and give in to the sorrow of ourselves, so we then frown at any kind of hard work and learn to hate on everything and everybody around us. This way of life is not the right way to live our lives as we walk our paths of our journey through life, but because we have given up we then become too lazy to apply ourselves to any kind of hard work, then hate on others cause they worked very hard to achieve great success in their lives.

Tom Brady like many other successful People as he is, worked very hard to get to where they are, he is also a Human being like all of us and because of this, we to with hard work can be as successful as he is, we just have to want it bad enough. The work may be hard at the beginning, but when the success comes, the work becomes easier, as all we need to do is sustain the work, so we to can have true success with all the glory as Tom and others like him. The time is now to end the hate, step up to the plate and throw the winning touchdown in the game of life, so we all can walk our paths within this journey of life, as successful as Tom, really enjoy the beauty that Mother Earth has for us all and be at peace with ourselves and all those around us.

” The work may be hard at the beginning, but as we achieve success, the work becomes easier as we sustain and enjoy”

” There is no excuse for this word called hate, it is only us being lazy and afraid to put in the hard work”

” Hate is a four letter word we let control who we are, another four letter word to end the hate is work, when we all work hard there is no time for any hate”

The 2014/15 Boston Bruins……

With the 2014 season in the rear view mirror, time to seriously look at this team, as the playoffs loom a short journey away for this year, last year was a great ride for all the players, coaches, management and the true Bruin fan, that is always behind the team win, lose, or draw, winning that covenant President’s trophy shows not only how good a team you were, but is a great reward for all the hard work throughout the season and yes this team worked hard while showing other teams, that they are a difficult win for them.

I have been a true fan of the spoked “B” pretty much my whole life, I to was influenced to play the game from a guy named Bobby Orr, when all of New England opened new rinks to handle the huge draw of young children wanting to play the game, Bobby Orr wasn’t just a great hockey player, he changed the game moving forward into the future, the famous words of “Sanderson to Orr”, then Orr flying through the air as he put in the game winner and the famous, ” do you believe in miracles” from the 1980 USA Olympic hockey team, will always be etched in my brain, to me the two best quotes in sports, well……. now I have a third with the late Stuart Scott of ESPN saying at the Espy’s, ” you beat cancer by how you live, why you live and in the manner of which you live”.  Stuart Scott was an inspiration while he was fighting the ugly disease of cancer, now his inspiration will live on through the rest of us, as we move forward on our paths of our journey of life.

This season’s Boston Bruins have been like a huge roller coaster ride, with more downs than there are ups, to me a big part of it has to do with injuries at the beginning of the season to key player’s and key core players at that, then the trades of Boychuk and Thorton,  not to mention of Ference when he was let go to Edmonton, these three guys were part of the core of this team, now they may not have been the most talented, but what they brought to the team was Identity and Identity is something no player anywhere can bring back, the Identity I am talking about is, team first on and off the ice, like a family and having each others backs, when you have 22 guys (including the goalies) taking the ice every game as one, with no I am better than you attitudes, now you have a team that plays together, a team that it doesn’t matter who scores, just that they score one more than the other team to win the game, this makes for a very difficult team to defend, by any team that they may be up against, this was the Identity of the team last season and this is whats missing from this seasons Boston Bruins, they had this in 2011 as well and yes they won Lords Stanley cup that year, can this team rekindle this? You bet they can, they just have to have others step up, much like Ference did with the Jacket through the playoffs, when they won the cup.

This seasons Bruins have lost their team Identity and because of this some of the core players have lost their Identity of who they are, a guy like Milan Lucic who is the best power forward in the game and when he skates, hustles, be physical and gets to the net, good things happen, plus when he does this the rest of the team feeds off this energy and the team picks up their energy, Chara and Seidenberg are known as the best shut down pair of defense man in the league, but they both haven’t been close to years past, the best move the Bruins made was trading Joe Thorton and building a team around Patrice Bergeron, as Bergy is the best two way player in the game and this season still holds true for him and his number will be the next to the rafters of the Garden, you also have an awesome goaltender in Rask, he has played like a World class goalie, but since he was awarded with the big contract, he hasn’t lived up to that contract yet? Lets not forget the Coach in Claude Julien, who in my mind is the best Bruins Coach of my lifetime and would put him next to Bill Belichek as the best Coaches for Boston teams in my lifetime so far? Claude’s style is defense first and keep everything to the outside, not allowing anything up the middle of the ice, controlling of the neutral zone and letting your goalie see all the shots, it takes all the players of the team to buy into this system and when they all buy in, now you have a winning combination.

This seasons Boston Bruins will always bleed black and gold for me, can they turn this around and make a run in the playoffs? you betcha they can, they just need to all buy into Claude’s system like years past, the core of this team to play like they can, while setting a winning example for the new members of this team and re-claiming the Identity, that makes them a very hard team for any team to play against, plus they need Marchand to play better and stop taking dumb penalties that hurt the team, I know it’s part of his game to get into the heads of other players on the other team, but he needs to tone that down, play smarter and let his skill dictate his game and not his reputation like it is now, someone on this team if they haven’t done it yet, needs to step up like an Andrew Ference and bring this team together like a family, maybe another jacket to pass around at the end of each game, so each member of the team recognizes each other as not just a team, but a family on and off the ice.

” The Boston Bruins bleed black and gold, like a family on and off the ice”

” The Boston Bruins are to hockey, what the New England Patriots are to football”

Cancer is a disease that affects us all………

We all as Humans within this Society, have in some way or another, been affected by this dreadful disease of Cancer, we have known someone or we ourselves have had this disease.

With all this technology of today, it seems like this dreadful disease has stricken even more than throughout the history of Mankind, this Cancer can strike us in many ways and it’s not limited to any certain way of affecting us, you would think with all the great minds out there working on this dreadful disease, just maybe they would have a cure for it? Maybe this disease isn’t meant to be cured? Maybe this disease is only meant for us to better understand it? Showing us that we are not perfect and this journey called life, will throw anything at us around each corner we turn.

With the recent passing of Stuart Scott, who was an Anchor for ESPN, on the sports news show of Sports Center and his recent award for the perseverance person of the year at the Espy awards, just might show others that it’s not about the Cancer, but the way you live while you have been stricken by this dreadful disease, attitude through anything that may come across our paths of our journey of life, is and always will be the key  for all of us and Stuart Scott showed us that, through his battle from this dreadful disease.

Cancer of any kind is not pretty and the loss of my Uncle from Colon Cancer, showed me just that, he was my Mentor and taught me how to be successful at Ten pin bowling, as he was very successful himself and a very good Bowler, I still think of him as I truly miss his lessons, as we would spend a whole day in the alley’s when he would come visit.

Cancer is not pretty, it also affects each of us, whether you have it or not, we can either let the Cancer win, by not battling it and living our lives in a way of feeling sorry for ourselves, or we can take the Stuart Scott approach and beat this disease with a great attitude, not stopping and truly living our lives showing the respect and dignity of ourselves, towards all that is around us so others can live with that same respect and dignity, which will spread throughout Society and create a stronger and better Society, for all of us to walk our paths along our journey of life.

” Cancer is a dreadful disease that affects us all, we don’t have to let it beat us by putting ourselves in a sour attitude”

” having a great attitude along our journey of life, will always make our journey well worth the trip”

” We can either get busy living, or we can get busy dieing, the choice is for us all along our journey of life”

The Sports world lost a great guy today.

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” Life may not be a sport, as sports isn’t like real life”

Stuart Scott had a way about him, that never put himself above sports, when he interviewed some of the Worlds biggest sports stars, he did so while treating them with the up most respect and dignity, when he sat at the big desk of Sports center, he had this way about him that made it interesting to listen, even if you didn’t like the sport he was talking about.

While watching this last Espy award show and when ESPN honored Stuart with this award, listening to his speech and this Quote which will become one of the best quotes in sports, there wasn’t a dry eye in the audience, as well as viewers at home, Stuart showed us in this speech that sports is just a game, but it’s a game that can inspire anyone’s life if done the right way, we all walk a journey through life, there are tough times within life that could get us down and out if we let it, when we are down and out, we look to anything for inspiration, to help us get back up and move forward better and stronger, we all have our favorite sport, we also have our favorite player/players of that sport, of which we usually turn to sports to help pick us up, when a player plays the sport they love and does it the right way, without the greed and crap getting in the way, they help us see sports in a different light, a light that inspires instead of creating hate and when our team and players win, we then get inspired by that and this helps us overcome the odds in our lives, to move forward with strength, to be better than we are now.

There were many of us sports fans watching this Espy award show, to which we all saw Stuart Scott inspire us all with his words, even the sports players in the audience were tearing up with his words, everybody came together for a moment, to show support for Stuart and all who suffer this terrible disease of Cancer, which makes me think why we cant keep coming together and inspire each other to be better and stronger, as we walk our journeys of life everyday of our lives, sports can do this when played correctly, there have been many sports stars in the history of sports that have inspired, but none better than Stuart Scott did, on the night of the Espy awards.

Right here in the area of Boston, Massachusetts we had a guy named Bobby Orr, who not only changed the game of hockey and the position of Defense man, but also inspired a lot of young children to play the game of hockey, to which many Arena’s were built to handle the growth of Hockey in the area, this gave hope to a lot of children to better themselves and try to get into the NHL, like their Idol and favorite player that was Bobby Orr, this is what sports can do when played the right way.

Stuart Scott may you rest in peace, thoughts and prayers go out to your loving family, you showed us that no matter what happens to us in life, when we have the right attitude and do it correctly, then not only will we treat others with respect and dignity, we will also have respect and dignity of ourselves, which is the key to walking our journey of life, to be better and stronger everyday and this will also help us help each other throughout their journeys as well

” sports will inspire when played correctly and done in the right way”

” lets not look at sports for the wins all the time, as when you lose with dignity you will always be a winner in life”

Get busy living, or get busy dying………..

As I watched the Espy awards last night, for those that don’t know? The Espy’s are awards by ESPN, voted on by us the fans of the sports, but as I watched and saw one of their own sports anchor’s get a Persaverence award, for his fight with cancer, he had been fighting this for seven years and I never knew of his fight, really got me thinking of life in genral.
The sports Anchor is Stuart Scott and he has been with ESPN for as long as I can remember, Kiefer Sutherland alias Jack Bauer of the series “24” introduced him to the stage, when he came to the stage and gave his speech, there was not a dry eye in the place, including me at home, it was strong and powerful, his quote pretty much says it all “you beat cancer by how you live, while you live”.
Watching this last night got me thinking of life in genral, we all walk a path in life on our Journey of life, there is no perfect path, nor is there any path without the bumps and the bruises, we all go through different life events, some more extreme than others, it is us as Humans that determine how these life events affect us, we can take the Stuart Scott approach and keep moving forward, while we fight through it and maybe beat the cancer totally, or we can just simply give up, to which we just lay there til we have taken our last breathe?
Some of us may not even fight, because our thoughts and our minds become so clouded, that we doubt even ourselves, we think that no matter what we are dying, so whats the use in trying to continue with life as I saw it and just wander til the day comes, when things happen to us as Humans and they will, part of life and what makes us stronger and better, is how we persevere and fight through the trouble times, life is very precious to each of us, we only get one shot at it, which is why we need to do it right with the life we are given and is why all our lives are well worth the fight.
When we stay true to ourselves even through the darkest times, we will find being true to each other will come with no effort, we will also find that being true to ourselves and acknowledge God in our lives, we will feel him in our hearts and our souls, as he guides us along our Journey of Life, it is when we lose this feeling, that the doubt enters our lives and we become lost in the clouds within our minds, which leads us to aimless wandering throughout our lives, which is why it’s more important for truely being who we are and walking our Journey through life with confidence, so we can be better and stronger moving forward.

” We can get busy living, or we can get busy dying, the choice is our’s to make”

” Staying true to ourselves will help us see clearly, anything that may cross our paths, along our Journey of life”