As the world mourns the loss of one of the all time basketball greats, Kobe Bryant, I can't help but reflect on the fragility of life.
Too often we take each precious moment of life for granted, failing to remember that in a moment that privilege can instantly be revoked.
We let our fear keep us from speaking up, from sharing our gifts, from putting our heart and soul on the line.
I can't recall the last time I had 3 of my closest friends text me to tell me they just spent time crying.
It's easy to pretend that what we do doesn't matter. That in the grand scheme of things we don't make a difference.
But it's through these painful reminders that we remember, that what we choose to do or not do, truly does make a difference.
As Kobe once said, "It’s your job to make it as beautiful a canvas as you can make it. If you’ve done that, you’ve lived a successful life.”
Wise words from one of the greats.