A slightly different version of the Friday Morning Pick Me Up this week. Jim Valvano was a coaching hero of mine, I loved his emotion, passion (you may have seen the clip of him running around looking for someone to hug after NC State improbably won the NCAA championship in 1983), and the way his teams played basketball.
Unfortunately his life was cut short by a disease that's killed my two sets of parents, one brother, and countless others. It's Jimmy V week at ESPN, which seems like a great time to remember his wonderful philosophy, his humor, and maybe make a donation;
"To me, there are three things we all should do every day. We should do this every day of our lives. Number one is laugh. You should laugh every day. Number two is think. You should spend some time in thought. And number three is, you should have your emotions moved to tears, could be happiness or joy. But think about it. If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that's a full day. That's a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you're going to have something special." - Jimmy V
Maybe one of the best speeches you'll ever see...
Link to video for FB friends.