May 3, 2020
CELEBRATION OF LIFE
I hope everyone is staying safe, pursuing new ventures and planning for future. I want to start this post to offer my condolences to The Graham family and the rest of my Notre Dame High School community. Mrs. Graham was a staple in our community. She did what we as humans are supposed to do. She pushed people to become great, she was a shoulder to cry on and above all else had the biggest heart. It’s our job to make sure her legacy continues to live on. This week’s post will be called “Celebrate Life.”
A few weeks ago, a good friend of mine Eric said, “I can’t wait to celebrate life with you” and at first it sounded a little corny, but I realized that is what life needs to be…a Celebration. We need to celebrate every single day we have with our friends, family and loved ones. The more I thought about the phrase the more I began to appreciate the things in life. I found myself noticing the little things in life like just being able to wake up in the morning knowing I had a loving family waiting for me in the other room. I began to see past all the clutter, and I saw how incredible my life had become. We as people tend to get so caught up in the clutter in our lives, we let it get in the way of the things that matter. When we start to appreciate the little things in life, we unlock a whole new level of happiness. The little things in life should never be taken for granted because they are the things that carry the most value.
Yesterday, I was fortunate enough to play golf again with my dad after 6 weeks. Leading up, I was nervous about how I was going to play. I realized that how I played did not matter. What mattered was I was doing the thing I loved more than anything in the world and I got the chance to spend an entire afternoon with my dad unbothered by life, or the troubles in my life and the rest of world. What we view as the smallest things in life turn out to be the most monumental moments. Now more than ever we need to celebrate just being on this planet because one day we will come to the end of the road. When we come to end were going to ask ourselves “did I do enough,” and when we get there, we want to be able to say with conviction that we did. We want to believe through and through we celebrated every second life has given us. I encourage all my readers to appreciate the little things, hug your love ones, let your friends know you are there for them, and most importantly celebrate life as best as you can.
“In all moments for all reasons – love completely”