I don’t know about you, but I am getting more emotional as I get older. I don’t have a concise reason for it, but I think it has to do with seeing and experiencing more real-life situations and realizing that life is short and boy-o-boy I am recognizing that I am so fortunate and blessed to have good health and a loving family. This emotional thing is kind of sneaky. It happens unexpectedly sometimes like when I hear a great song that brings up a fond memory or when I hear someone speak that grabs me by the heart and says this is what a good life is about.
For example, I recently saw an awesome video on Twitter with award-winning broadcaster Ernie Johnson who was addressing the Alabama football team. It really got to me. I knew part of this story but I didn’t know the whole story, if you know what I mean. There are so many great words of wisdom in this interview that I know I cannot do it justice by listing only a few of them.
I decided to make this video the subject of my newsletter this week because I think it carries so much meaning and speaks to all of us who want to positively impact the lives of others. This interview has inspirational moments that relate to families, communities, organizations, and even college football teams.
I shared this video already with my family and a few friends because I tend to do that these days as I age gracefully (haha) and want to connect with them and tell them, in my own little way, that they are special and I love them. Don’t think for a minute I don’t share a stupid Dad joke or funny video I come across as well. That happens weekly. However, there are times when something hits me like a sledgehammer and the message is so powerful and important that I want to share it with everyone. This is one of those times.
I know anyone that has taken the time to read my newsletters and listen to my podcasts over the last year will take away many motivational taglines from Ernie Johnson instantly. He certainly made an impression on me and I will be doing my best to live up to the question he posed, “How am I going to make someone else’s life better today?” I know that is a tall challenge but I certainly believe it is worth striving for, don’t you agree?
Enjoy the video and please let me know if you have experiences you would like to share with the 3rd Act community.
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