We all have great people who passed through our lives when we were young. Some were of worldly esteem; most were not.
But all cared to share whatever they had with us. Some shared money; some shared time; some shared a simple kind word or phrase of encouragement or just random acts of kindness.
Their influence was immeasurable. We have never forgotten it.
If they are still alive, find them and tell them how much they mean to your life. If they have passed on, tell them anyway. Either way your words will touch them and they will be in awe that their humble sharing meant so much!
“More excerpts from Manhood From the Hood by Coach Welter.”
57. Many years have passed and the past is the past.
58. My grandfather’s values are how we live our lives. They taught me a lot.
59. Bill’s biological father Larry (Butch) worked at the Ford Motor Company plant in Indiana.
60. Aunt Sam taught me one of the most valuable skills in life – learning to read another person’s body language to be able to tell if they accepted you or rejected you. She taught me this skill without so much as ever saying a word. Aunt Sam was our family’s spiritual and emotional healer.
61. Meeting his biological father was a very healing event for Bill.
62. Baseball is about swinging the bat, not standing up there waiting for a walk. (Dale’s attitude)
63. Be the best man you can be.
64. Make sure you thank people who have helped you.
65. Values start in the home. Mrs. Grass’ kindness taught me that. (Chocolate chip cookies made with unconditional love by an angel)
66. What does it mean to be a patriarch?
67. Tennis is not an easy sport, but it is a great game. Tennis and humility.