Optimism Thought of the Week
For Wednesday, September 14, 2016
The Lesson Plan
By Glennel Hardy
It’s coming up on four years in just a few days that a great friend of mine passed away. The last conversation that took place was one month before his passing. He realized that I enjoyed being too much in my comfort zone and not willing to leave my sandbox. He dared me to not only strengthen what I had already been working on, but dared me to so something that I feared I would fail in tremendously.
After a few years had passed I never cried, the only thing I could do was think of him and smile. He taught me a powerful lesson before leaving, they weren’t just words that one friend says to another friend, but they were his final words to me, the final lesson plan. No matter where we are in life there is a lesson plan. It will be up to us to adhere to it and hold it dearly.