‘Tis the season to be in a giving spirit, count your blessings & get ready to greet the new year with enthusiasm. I watched Jimmy Valvano’s 1993 speech from the Espy Awards the other night and it reminded me of what’s really important during Christmas in his words, ”Family, Religion, and the Green Bay Packers!”
Well, maybe not the Green Bay Packers – insert your favorite sports team here.
Jimmy V also shared three things we need to do every day:
3.) Have your emotions moved to tears, that’s a full day, a heck of a day.
I’m a Carolina Girl -some might think it would be tough to be a State fan….well, I am a BIG fan of Jimmy Valvano. Why? Because he got it…he lived it….he believed it….Jimmy V believed in the power of enthusiasm and the value of having a dream and setting goals. It was important to him to work for it and he urged us to enjoy every aspect of our life. The theme of the Jimmy V organization is to, “Never give up. Never, never give up.” So if this was your last Christmas season, what would you do different?
Let go of the chaos and focus on what’s important. ”Your family, your religion and the Green Bay Packers!”