Not Cease from Exploration...a blog by Steve Albert

Monday, June 8, 2009

If You Were Here Today...

And if I say I really knew you well
What would your answer be.
If you were here today?
- Here Today/Paul McCartney


For whatever reason, as I was walking out of the grocery store this evening I thought to myself "if I were to die tomorrow, how would I be remembered?" I know, that's a morbid thought and there is probably some deep-seated psychological reason for even entertaining the thought. Anyway, and for whatever reason, here's how yours truly would hope to be remembered - if I was "here today".

Kind
He never ever intentionally tried to harm anyone.

Hard-Working
He never asked anyone to do anything he was not willing to do himself.

Inquisitive
He was always interested in learning new things.

Humble
He never considered himself to be above anyone else.

Silly
He took time out to not be so serious all the time.

Introspective
He was always challenging himself to try and do the right thing.

A Good Dad
Who tried to do what was right, even if that wasn't always what was easy.

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