ou can only hope your rival opponent sold their souls to the weight cutting gods and have made practice only about losing weight and are now three months deep into a grueling weight cutting cycle of diminishing returns.
Ever since becoming an involuntary member of the “Life-Changing Events Club” in 2009 when my daughter lost oxygen to her brain for 6 minutes,
I have viewed life with a new perspective.
That new perspective has been the greatest gift of my life.
I believe in life’s ordinary events there is extraordinary meaning.
I believe within our lives there are many life lessons which, when applied, can vastly prepare us for what is to come in our lives.
I believe everything we do and everything that happens to us in our life – happens for a reason.
I know the reason may take many years to come to the surface.
But it most certainly will.
And, I believe, if you are paying attention, you will realize the magnificence of how the universe works.
Here is my vision for my life and for this blog:
To improve the quality of other people’s lives by converting my life experience into the seeds of love, kindness, gratitude, and appreciation which I will plant in the soul of others.
I will be present and nurture this new spirit during chaos and crisis and share in and enhance the bloom of this spirit during accomplishment.
To live in a manner and way which will inspire those I serendipitously share paths with to live their version of the same in their lives.
That is the vision for my life and for this blog.
Thank you for your support.
I will beat failure with Family, Friends, Faith, Freedom, Focus and Follow Through.
When asked when he knew there was a presence of a higher powerKobe Bryant’s response was, Until you have to pick up that crossThat you can’t carry andHe picks it up for you,And carries you and the cross,Then you know. That’s when I “knew” also.
That there really is a universal plan, a plan that goes unnoticed but for a few seconds, twice a year.
Stillness has become the genesis of small miracles in my life.
So often, nowadays you see guys who are afraid to face the same wrestler multiple times for fear that the other wrestler might “figure them out.” Shame on them if they can be “figured out” so easily.
My life has bounced between the extremes of exhilarating and excruciating – sometimes on the very same day.
I was once told that the type of wrestler I was would be the kind of man I will be.
Never confuse simple and easy.
The age-old question on Long Island has always been,
“How do we retain our homegrown high school wrestling talent to stay and wrestle for a college program on Long Island?”
This picture is how.