Today starts solemn with the news of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna’s passing. Unbelievable is a word I have heard many times over the past two days and the word that keeps running through my head. Here is this young 41 year old, one of the greatest athletes, in amazing shape, doing amazing things post his history making basketball career, who, like all of us had no control over his last moments. We are all equals when it comes to our mortality. Our last hugs goodbye, kisses to loved ones, kind words to family and friends, our last “I Love you” could literally be our last. I am sad for Kobe as a parent. I know in those last moments, he wasn’t thinking of championships or trophies or accolades, he wasn’t thinking of himself at all, he was thinking of his daughter Gianna. I keep thinking how insane he must have felt not being able to help hurt, to protect her, to keep her form any harm. I am sure his last thoughts were of his wife and three other children who will now grieve their husband and father, basketball aside, his legacy for them, is who he was to them, not what he did.
Come to CFSP. Work hard. Give yourself a fighting chance. Be your best; physically, mentally, emotionally every day. Love hard, kiss your loved ones, appreciate those that love you. You really never know when it will be your last day to be.
“Great things come from hard work and perseverance. No excuses.” ~Kobe Bryant
Applied in every aspect of life.