Monday, December 3, 2007

You Just Never Know ...

Anyone who knows me knows that sports play a big part of my life.

Part of the reason that I hold open gym and coach basketball is to give kids an alternative choice to getting into gangs and getting into trouble. Part of my philosophy is if you keep kids occupied with something positive, they won't have time to get bored and get into trouble. Sports does not always mean that kids and young adults won't get into trouble or have trouble find them.

This past week , the Washington Redskins of the NFL had one of their players, Sean Taylor, killed while at home during the middle of the night.

Early in his pro football career, Sean Taylor got himself into trouble both on and off the field. However, about 18 months ago he and his girlfriend had a daughter together and Sean Taylor turned his life around. He realized that he was directly responsible for someone else as a role model and the maturity "light" went on for him. He was getting his life in order.

It is not yet known if this was a home invasion robbery gone bad or a person vendetta against Sean Taylor possibly due to past transgressions. From what I have read and watched, there still are not a lot of details as to what actually happened that bitter night, but Sean Taylor was at home. He was not out at the bars or at some strip club with the guys. He was at home where he was supposed to be. He heard a noise and got up to try to protect his family. He did what a man is supposed to do.

Sean Taylor was 24-years-old.

Live your life to the fullest because you never know when your life as we know it is going to be over. Live each day like it is your last, because you are not promised tomorrow. Tell your friends and family that you love them every chance you get so they actually know it. You don't want to miss the opportunity, because you just never know when God is going to call you home.

Make someone's day and perform a random act of kindness. You just never know, you might not get the opportunity tomorrow.

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