Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 144 – What If Every Professional Athlete Had A Reputation Like Harmon Killebrew?

My son has been interested in programming computers. I’ve been teaching him some basics the past few nights.


Harmon Killebrew 1962

Harmon Killebrew was a baseball Hall of Famer who played primarily for the Minnesota Twins. He is being remembered today not only for his ability to hit a baseball out of the stadium, but as much for his class and his charity work like the Miracle League.

I won’t profess to say Mr. Killebrew was a great man as I never met him, but his reputation is solidified as a person who cared about kids and family.

When I met former NBA basketball player Mark Eaton the other day I heard a message of success.

It would be foolish to think that every celebrity athlete should act in a respectful, positive and dignified manner as Mr. Killebrew and Mr. Eaton.

But what if every kid who idolizes a sports figure saw their hero doing charitable work everyday? Would those kids be more inspired to volunteer?

Maybe. Just maybe.

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Our perception of time is key to how we use our time. The most fundamental way to change that perception is to give our time. This opens us up to new opportunities and ideas from which we can build to really make a difference. ... Yes, we *do* have time to make a difference!
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2 Responses to Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 144 – What If Every Professional Athlete Had A Reputation Like Harmon Killebrew?

  1. Perhaps, but my experience has been that those closer to home can set an example that is much more meaningful to the average child: their parents, their teacher …

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