Labor of Love : Picking up where others left off

Elwood, Tyrone and Dorian at our AAU Tournament

“The work done by freemen comes cheaper in the end than that performed by slaves.” Adam Smith, Wealth of Nations

In today’s world, freedom is a word we use a lot to describe many of our lives. But how many of us really have the mindset to live out our lives the way we want to?!?!?

As I look back at my working career I spent a lot of time living the dream of someone else, believing what someone told me was “the life”, but its only with time and the experience that we can truly see what out passions are. As a corporate america guy, who tried to live that other life, I witness many co-workers, superivisor and clients who talked about what they wish they could do in their lives. It wasn’t til November of 2014 when I lost my job I realized that life moves on, keeps going while you stand still and choose to dream about the job you want or the life you want. It takes courage to live out your life the way you want it to be.

I recognized that labor of love this past weekend with the great group of kids I coach with the Atlanta Clippers AAU team. This past weekend I realized that same labor of love was put into my life from Ed Boyd with the hawks little league baseball team in durham, Eric Brown with the triangle knights, or Coach Basnight at brogden middle school.  People who decided to take action and make an impact wherever they could in a kids life. I truly believe that once you take the first step to make a difference in this world, you will one day be truly free. Mine is invested in kids, I encourage you to find yours.

I encourage people in community to give to children, especially in the form of coaching, no matter what your situation is , whether you feel that you aren’t good enough to be a role model, just know that you are already. You look like that kid, come from the same place, had the same experiences. You can make a difference.

As for the quote, I believe that once you do things in your life for the service of others, once you make the choice to stand for something near your heart , you will become free in the heart and mind , and thats what living this life is about. It cost nothing to be who you are and change things.  All you have to do is take action!!!!!!

#LYD #Lyter

Published by cmayshack

Light Year Dreams LLC. is a consulting firm committed to encouraging positive youth development outcomes through sports and recreation. Our goals are to work with non-profits, city governments and individual families as we train coaches, mentor youth services associates and educate families on the importance of sport and the positive outcomes associated with sports participation.

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