“I’m just here to give it my all, make some new friends and have fun. And if I win a medal, that’s great.”
-BRAD ABOUCHEDID, Special Olympics tennis player, Summer Games 2009
I caught a little leprechaun, quite wise and very old and he said to me, “You have one wish, would you like my pot of gold?” “No thank you,” was my quick reply, “But how about another… A gift that’s truly precious and esteemed above all others? “He offered then some emeralds, rubies, sapphires, pearls and a host of other treasures that would make your senses whirl! As I rejected all his list his bright eyes flashed with fire and, angrily, he said to me: “What is it you desire? “I said: “A rainbow’s far more beautiful than its’ supposed treasure and the ‘rainbow’ that I’m wishing for is priceless beyond measure. “I’d like to have the dearest friends a person ever had to share in all the good times and help me through the bad…”To laugh and sing and joke with, love and appreciate as we live life’s greatest adventure that would certainly be great!” “Oh, now I know you’re daft!” he said as he ran off with his pot… “to waste your wish on something you have already got!”
People search their whole lives for more money, a bigger house, nicer car, and more clothes. Why? Because they think that those things will make them happy.
You can be happy NOW…everything you need is already inside you.
Be grateful for all that you have and enjoy every day.
The question is not “Is life beautiful?” but instead, “Are you noticing?”
Happy St. Patrick’s Day and a very special Happy Birthday to one of my favorite athletes, Brad Abouchedid, Special Olympics Gold Medalist.
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Today’s message is especially dedicated to the great James Tillinghast in Delaware.
Well, it’s official – my new book, Game. Set. Life. is currently ranked higher than Roger Federer’s book, Billie Jean King’s, Gone with the Wind, Oprah’s, and Tennis For Dummies on Amazon.com.
I extend much gratitude to everyone that purchased my book on Amazon yesterday. It really helped bump me up from #386,000 to #4,988. Not a bad start.
Let’s have a contest…
Whoever can tell me (in as many words as you like) why you need a copy of Game. Set. Life., you win a free copy signed by myself and one of my friends, students and heroes, who wrote the forward to my book…Brad Abouchedid, Special Olympics, Gold Medalist in Tennis.
Let’s give it until Monday, September 15th at noon. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and good luck!
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