I hope it brings a smile to her face as
much as it does to mine.
As a role model, I want to be intentionally
involved, whether that’s through my
foundation aiming to physically and
spiritually nourish people, or just in
everyday life. If you really want to be
intentional and invest time in others,
it’s going to take something out of you
emotionally. It’s tough to see some of
the difficult circumstances that people
must overcome daily. I try to keep it in
perspective. I think of what I can do for
them. I can pray for them. I can pray with
them. I might not ultimately change the
situation, but I can try and put a smile on
their faces in those moments.
It’s probably one of the hardest things,
honestly, to witness the pain that others
are enduring, especially with children.
It hits you, but it also reminds you that
the bigger reason, and bigger purpose,
to why we play this game is so much
more than wins and losses. It’s to make a
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difference and hopefully leave this world
a better place. It’s to bring joy to dark
places in people’s lives.
I want to be there to support them. I
want to encourage them. I want to be
there for them.
That’s why I wear the bracelets. I wear
them for Lukas, Landon, and Lily, to let
them know that they are out on that
field with me. It gives me a greater
appreciation for what I do, and really,
why I do it.