Looking for paper today to prep for an upcoming call. Grabbed a tablet with a single sheet left: a page of notes, quotes from LeRoy Butler.
A couple years back, I was in the audience when this Lambeau Leap football player spoke at WCTC.
I’m not a football fan and rarely see a game, so my being there in the first place was highly unusual. Yet, there I was. It turned out to be a privilege.
I didn’t write much; only four paragraphs. What a story and storyteller. Enjoy.
We had a TV so small, you had to watch it one at a time. (LeRoy Butler)
Young man in the projects. Saw the Superbowl at age 7, in a wheelchair, and said he wanted to be a professional football player.
There are walking miracles in my life; this was another in front of the room.
If you do have a dream, put your blinders on and go for it! (LeRoy Butler)
And finally, he spoke of his initial arrival into Green Bay, now as a professional football player for the Green Bay Packers. My notes:
90-year-old woman greets him at Green Bay airport and says:
“You will NOT lose to the VIKINGS!”
“You will NOT lose to the BEARS!”
I giggled again. Even I know about Vikings and Bears and Packers, oh my! Here’s a LeRoy Butler link if you want more of his story.
So appreciating once again how Life puts us in places we didn’t expect or plan to be; and how delightfully fun it turns out. What an entertaining and inspiring speaker; and I love that I happened to be there for it.
I have a friend who’s daily to-do list includes a ‘Surprise me with something wonderful’ request. I love that. This would be one of those. – Anne 🙂