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21 In The Deed, The Glory

As I sit in my hotel room in New Orleans, sipping complimentary merlot from what appears to be a juice glass, I am suddenly struck with a huge wave of gratitude.

This week I met a ton of new people. I extensively interviewed five of them, and it took me until after dark tonight to finish. And you know what? I loved it. I loved the whole experience.

Not that interviewing strangers is always (or even often) interesting, but it puts a lot of things in perspective. I met five people who sincerely wanted to better themselves, improve their lives, and help others.

And the small part I played in the process will give one of them the opportunity to do just that. What an amazing honor. I mean that.

 

Gratitude: What You Do Matters

Banker, cop, dry cleaner, bartender, garbage collector, or doctor…you make someone’s life better. And reciprocally, those who you serve make your life better.
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Were You Born On 3rd Base?

Former football coach Barry Switzer once said, “Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple.”

You know someone like that, don’t you?
And they irk the hell out of you don’t they?

If you’ve seen Coach Switzer deliver one of his clever lines like this one before, you know he does so with a wry, crooked grin on his face because he knows damn well he’s funny. I love the guy – despite the fact that he and his Sooners bested my Huskers more often than not back in the day.

That was a long time ago.

I’m still pretty chapped about it, incidentally.
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