For my education supervision course this summer, I've been asked to read Leading with the Heart by Mike Krzyzewski. If you're looking for a great book to motivate you as a leader, this one will do the job. As would be expected, it's filled with stories from his life as a basketball lover and coach to illustrate his main points about leadership.
I was assigned the final two chapters, "Friendship" and "Life," to present tonight at class. Without boring you with my presentation, I found these chapters are ineffective one without the other. You can't have one without the other. Below is a shot from one page that really stuck with me as I think about friendships I've had over the years.
He's so right! Never hold a grudge. Preserve friendships, because friendships and love make life worth living. Amen! I can think of friends I've grown apart from for whatever reason. Sometimes the fond memories flood back. Sometimes I reflect on how much I've grown because of a friendship. I can honestly say I have no grudges though. I completely agree with Coach K: friendships and love make life worth living. Here's to old friends, new friends, lost friends, found friends, friends you don't even know yet. Life would be sad without people to love.