29 May Man In The Mirror
Man In The Mirror
Man in the Mirror
What gives a person hope in the world? What gives them the strength to conquer their fears! To overcome their challenges to become their greater self!
I met two people yesterday. One a 17 year old young man that worked in the fields to earn money to help his mother. He’d saved and put some money aside and brought his first pair of Jordan’s. I saw how proud he was in that moment. He knew every launch date and every shoe that came out. He said he was going to be Jordan’s top designer one day. A young man with a dream in hand and the work ethic to make it come true! Than there was the billionaire and his brother that started a company called We Work. He said he got a job when he was just a kid. He wanted to buy the Jordan 1’s. After purchasing them he knew that if he worked hard enough his dreams could come true! His future is amazingly bright. The first young man has the light on!
They both reminded me of myself. The Man in the Mirror! My first pair of basketball shoes were boating shoes. My moms worked for a family that owned a marina. Moms gave me my first basketball shoes. I brought some maroon shoe strings that were my schools colors and put them in the shoes. The memory makes me smile and brings a tear to my eye just knowing what they meant and that it was my moms who gave me my start playing ball. After awhile my science teacher told me if I brought him 10 dollars he could get me some Chuck Taylor All Stars. A shoe I thought impossible to obtain. It took me awhile, but I found and cashed in soda bottles and eventually got the 10 dollars and my Chuck Taylor All Stars. The rest is history. The two of them made me look in the mirror. Mom isn’t here but I think she’s proud. Dreams come true if you’re willing to work for them. Turn the light on!