Life felt on pause yesterday and I hope that doesn’t seem too dramatic, since many of us didn’t have a personal connection with the NBA great. However as I write this I can’t help and think maybe we ALL had a connection.
When I heard the news I couldn’t help but panic and say “Please be fake news” I hoped that it was all a big mistake. Not Kobe, not MY Kobe. Number 8/24 has been the one to get me going when I felt my life was going nowhere. He’s that’s helped me keep my determination and drive in my career and life.
What Kobe Bryant did on the court moved millions from California to Japan.
But the big question is why should we care especially if we’re not even Kobe fans? What if you’re not a basketball fan? Kobe’s daughter was also on that helicopter. I learned that Kobe was the happiest ever and not because he retired. Kobe went out of this league scoring a final 60 points and will be in everyone’s top 5 of all time. Kobe was a father first, a coach, husband and women’s advocate for professional sports.
We should care because he sat by his daughter court side and tried to educate her about the game he loved so much. There is a video that is circulating that is also heartbreaking.
I was watching the Grammy’s tonight and wondered how they would open. What would they do considering the Grammy Awards are being held in Staples Center. This is how Alicia Keys and Boyz II Men did it.
I was reading online today as people spoke out locally and nationally about what he meant to them. Everyone has a different story and we should all have someone that inspires us. Inspiration is what drives us to be who we are and helps up reach how far we wanna go. Someone posted up on Instagram this message.
I’d challenge you to find that person for you. Be that person for somebody else. Be there for your children and don’t take for granted the moments you have with them. I leave you with this. I can’t find this post but someone wrote this and it’s so right. Never take for granted the time you made it home safe from work. Life is good. Cherish every moment with everyone you love.
I’ll leave you with this and hopefully, it makes you think – for today is here and tomorrow could be gone – in a blink.