For me, it was being in Iowa City last night, part of an amazing speakers’ series, where I got to hang with this woman. She’s the coach from the recently released massive hit movie, The Miracle Season. The movie’s awesome, the book is better, but the coach (Kathy Bresnahan — pictured here) is simply the best.
Can’t wait to share her story with you on our Live Inspired podcast in a couple weeks! While chatting, I laughed, cried, and longed to live more like this woman, her team, and the special player they dedicated their season to). Simply Amazing.
So, what was YOUR highlight this week? Pot below. Three lucky responses will get a SIGNED copy of the book Kathy wrote!
This is your day. Live Inspired. J
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“What feels like the end is very often the beginning.”
Earlier this week my baby girl, Grace, graduated kindergarten. Unbelievable that she is old enough to cross over that monumental milestone — joining the rest of all my kids are have now crossed through that milestone —- making me feel a bit older than I did last week!
It’s reminds me, though, of the truth within the quote above.
It’s true whether we’re graduating kindergarten, grade school, high school, or college. But it’s also true as relationships we care about come to an end, work projects slow or cease, or even life itself seems to fade.
My friends, very frequently what feels like an ending is in fact the start of the next best chapter in your life.
Today, savor the moments you have with those around you, but also celebrate your daily opportunity to live into the next - and best - chapter of your life.
Towns seldom mentioned before the school violence that sadly put them on the map and in front of all of our collective consciousness.
How do we move forward after tragedy strikes again? How do we advance forward not simply yelling, crying, praying and mourning about all that is wrong and all that’s been lost, but actually take steps forward to ensure our schools become safer, our communities become more life-giving and our world becomes better?
Had the great honor of visiting with someone today who knows more about the unimaginable pain of mass school shootings.... and moving toward concrete and transformative solutions to it, than anyone else.
Sue Klebold is the mother of one of the Columbine High School shooters. She spent decades grieving the lives her son took (including his own), the families he harmed, the hurt he inflicted and the imitators he helped spawn. During these decades, she’s also begun moving from a the place of a mother who’s life was forever turned upside, to a voice of reason, compassion, and love reminding the rest of us what we can do to make a difference where we are.
My friends, Sue shared her heart, smile, joy and wisdom with me yesterday over coffee.
But she shared her story with me and her suggestions on moving forward more compassionately with all of us on our Live Inspired Podcast earlier this year. Do me, your families, your communities and yourself a huge favor, listen to it now: tinyurl.com/ya7uhfyj
Although we can’t change all that’s happened in our lives and communities, we always possess the ability to influence what happens next.
This is your day. Live Inspired. J
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