William Floyd Wrestling Awards Night speech.
Six years ago today I started to write.
And it has been one of the most fulfilling actions I have taken in all my life.
I don’t know what makes one prayer be answered and another not.
The strength of the genie comes from being in the bottle.
Every second of the journey is the destination.
As a child I learned how to count by adding and subtracting. As an adult I learned how to count by impacting other peoples lives.
Contrast is clarity.
All the on the mat success is great, but I am most grateful to wrestling for being the glue which has kept my family closer together.
Thirty-three years later, what we understood now, that we didn’t quite comprehend then was it was the losses and not the wins that best prepared us for life. They taught us how to handle and come back from adversity.
Death, a divorce, a diagnosis, a random act of violence.
They always happen to other people.
But what do you do if it does happen to you?