Just a few days ago I found out that Frank Gifford had passed away. Kathy Lee Gifford gave an incredible, heart felt, and passionate tribute to him and shared with the world the kind of life this man lived.
Instead of list his biography and many accomplishements here, I thought I'd just let you see the video tribute for yourself. It is powerful!
After listening to Kathy Lee talk about Frank it made me think about two words:
Character & Legacy!
Now, if you know anything about Frank Gifford, you know he was a man that made mistakes. What I appreciate about this tribute is how Kathy Lee was able to authentically and freely speak of this man's most definable character traits. Did you get that? His "MOST DEFINABLE" character traits.
Let's be honest, all of us have bad moments. For some of us, very bad moments. What's important to leaving a legacy that would make God smile is demonstrating a quality of character and integrity that influences others in a meaningful and powerful way! What character traits truly define who you are?
At the end of the day, when you've experienced your last breath here on this earth, how will the people around you speak of your character?
If you don't like your honest answer, the good news is (if you are reading this) you still have time to write a better ending to the story of your life.
Let's always live generously. Let's always live courageously. And always choose to live our best life!
Frank, thanks for modeling a life well lived!