I talked to three women in the last ten days who are all Members of our ClubNet Coaching program. Each has been with us many years and all have two things in common at this time:
1) Each is fighting for their life as the disease of cancer wages war on their bodies.
2) Each has an attitude and a spirit that is not only inspiring, but also quite humbling to come into contact with.
I hate to admit it, but I called each one of these ladies to make their day. I know these folks hold me in high regard and because of the nature of my schedule it’s very difficult for me to take time to call folks. So as I dialed each number, I was praying for words of wisdom and encouragement that would truly brighten their day. Each time I hung up the phone, however, it was I who was inspired…inspired by their attitudes, their hopefulness, and their looking to the future.
“I’ll see you at MasterMind, Brian. I know it’ll be a life-changing event.”
“I’m going to a closing this afternoon before my chemotherapy treatment.”
The truth of the matter is that each one of these gals brightened my day with their indomitable spirit, energy and zest for life but I also feel the pang of conviction to be more thankful for my life, my health, my family and for what I do. It’s so easy to get caught up in worries about the market, politics, war and gas prices. In our hearts we know we’re blessed; it’s just so easy to forget it.
So to you three ladies, I thank you. I thank you for your ordinary, everyday example of living the good life and helping me to renew my commitment to treat each day as a gift and for reminding me that all the struggles and challenges of each moment are just part of the joy of the journey.
It’s a good life!