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GRATEFUL GIRL'S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
My Mom has been a University of Notre Dame football and Cleveland Indians baseball fan since she was old enough to cheer. I'm not going to tell you her age (that would be bad form) but that's a pretty good clip of time, yo. And she's never wavered in her support of either team. Ever. That's her pictured with me at left; isn't she fab?
The reason I mention it is this: whether in business, with your friendships, toward your team or to your life partner and/or other family members: loyalty is paramount. And it's not that difficult either; just be trustworthy, stand up for your peeps, honor your commitments and keep your word. That's it.
The point is, either you have integrity or you don't. I understand that not everyone can be as loyal and caring and kind and wonderful and beautiful inside and out as my Mom...but we can try, can't we? I mean, even a dunderhead like Golden State Warriors' Forward Draymond Green whom I despise (and make no mistake, I do despise him, Zaza and the rest of the poopy face Warriors)-- but even HE is loyal.
When he felt his teammate Klay Thompson was snubbed by voters for selection to one of this year's All NBA Teams, he publicly decried it. Again, I'm no fan of his but at least he is loyal to his teammate and friend. Not that he has to go whining about it. I mean Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love also got hosed and you don't see me bellyaching about it -- see what I did there? I can be a dunderhead myself. Either way.
As for me, no one's ever going to shake my devotion to my faith, family, friends and job(s). Period. Or my Cleveland Cavaliers. DO NOT mess with LeBron and the rest my Cavs. I'm talking to you, Draymond Green.
And you too, Justin Beiber; wearing GSW gear your whole concert and putting on Cavs shorts for the encore. Blech. Shouldn't you be rooting for Toronto, BTW? Whatevs. We don't need your flip-floppy loyalty, thanks, anyway. #allin #letsgocavs
Jn 15:12-17-Jesus said to his disciples: "This is my commandment: love one another as I love you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends. ou are my friends if you do what I command you. I no longer call you slaves, because a slave does not know what his master is doing. I have called you friends, because I have told you everything I have heard from my Father. It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit that will remain, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name he may give you. This I command you: love one another."