May 7, 2013
Traveling tribute to all those here, gone and to come!
It’s often said that I have one of the best jobs ever. Well, let me quickly clarify.
I have the best three jobs ever!
Shell, for obvious reasons. Ever challenging positions. Under appreciated business and industry. And one of the best respected companies in the world.
Second, CBS Sports. A great place to catch sports of any…or most kind. A fun group of people to work with…even though their stress levels get epic at times.
And of course Friday Harbour. Although this organization was founded out of frustration with jobs one and two. And also out of the sheer sadness of losing a loved one to cancer and the financial or stress related burdens left in its wake.
Nonetheless, this charity is built on a strong future of hope, support, education, solace, celebration and recovery.
Therefore, as I travel the country for work, fun, retooling or all the above. I will now dedicate myself to honoring those of our friends, families and coworkers impacted by cancer by calling on the locals to know Friday Harbour…and to consider the many sacrifices friends and families endure as they care for their loved ones.
First, I will place a FirdayHarbour.org sticker “wherever legal” in each city that I visit. I will also add a name/family to each sticker. Kinda my “lasting impression” along the way.
Additionally, I will become more diligent on initiating and having that sometimes awkward conversation with that person seated next to me on the plane, bar seat or conference room, to tell them the good news that Friday Harbour…and many other great cancer causes are helping to fight the “all too powerful” burden caused by the illness of cancer.
Stress, pain, fear, hopelessness, pride, concern and financial strain…all caused by cancer!
I hope you don’t find MY WAY of adding more meaning to my many blessings and fortunes as I travel to and through many of our great towns and cities as part of my careers/choices. I only hope that others follow suit.
What “lasting impression” will you leave behind.
If you’d like some Friday Harbour stickers to leave behind during your next trip…please send me an email and I’ll mail them to you! Or maybe even deliver them myself on my next trip.
Together we can Beat The Hell Outta the impact of cancer!!
Til next time…Brian.Hall@FridayHarbour.org