Yesterday, I went on a coffee date with my oldest son and looking at books at our local bookstore. He had given me a coupon for Father’s Day to get a book. This is the book I purchased. The idea is that I am going to read it and share good passages with him.
The author, Sam Walker, did an eleven year extensive study of the most successful sports teams of all time with the intention to find common traits which made them great. He found that they only had ONE thing that they all had in common. The most crucial ingredient in a team that achieves and sustains historic greatness is the character of the player who leads it! I’m so intrigued by this thesis and I’m looking forward to reading the book.
Quote of the Day from one of my favorite books of all time, The Mystery of Marriage by Mike Mason:
“Some people go into marriage thinking that they will not have to change much, or perhaps only a little bit along lines that are perfectly foreseeable and within their control. Such people are in for a rough ride.” “Marriage, even under the very best of circumstances, is a crisis…” “We are not simply moving in with someone who we might think it would be fun to live with. Rather, we are giving our prior assent to a whole chain reaction of trials, decisions, transformations, and personal cataclysms which, once they are done with us, may leave us not only changed almost beyond recognition, but marked nearly as deeply as by a religious conversion. And this is just as it ought to be.”
I love this quote from The Mystery of Marriage. I’ve actually never read this book but this leaves me more than a little intrigued…