I know that I am the girl who is notorious for “loving” professional athletes… Especially those of the football profession. It’s one of my fun little quirks that makes me, well, “The Girl!”
While there are some that I adore because of their looks, skill or swagger… (Mark Sanchez, Reggi Bush, Blake Griffin, Calvin Johnson or Charles Woodson) There are a few that I believe use their platform to change the world… They embrace the gifts they have been given and use them for the good of humanity… Dhani Jones, Tim Tebow, John Smoltz, Kirk Cousins, Brian Griese and Tiger Woods just to name a few… One that has more recently caught my attention is Josh Hamilton. It takes a lot for a person to humble themselves before the Lord, and sometimes even more, to humble himself before Man.
Check out the link below to learn more about an amazing recovery story from an incredible man.
The picture below hangs on my bathroom mirror. The quote is by one of the greatest boxers of all time, Muhammad Ali. It says “to be a great Champion you must believe you are the best.” … But what happens when you wake up just not feelin’ it? How do you turn it around?
To acknowledge by definition is “to accept or admit the existence or truth of something.” The art of telling someone the way you feel about them, the impact they have brought to your life, the way they have added to who you are, the way they changed you. I’ve learned that through accepting and admitting these truths we are able to deeply connect with each other in an authentic and powerful way.
It is not our responsibility to make excuses for how people do or don’t show up in our lives… Or how we do or don’t show up in theirs. The only thing that we can do is acknowledge them, acknowledge the situation, open our hearts and let it be free.
I read once “No one tells you that the shields you carry to keep you safe, they become the the steel cages that keep you alone.” How true this is… And we do it all the time. When we put down the shields… We are able to live in a big way and play a big game.