Yesterday, millions of sports fans received the news that so many knew was coming, but hoped would not: Stuart Scott lost his battle with cancer.
Now, there may be a few of you out there who don’t know who Stuart Scott was, but as an avid sports fan, I grew up watching the “World Wide Leader” (AKA ESPN) on an almost nightly basis in the early 90’s, and Scott was a staple on that station and those broadcasts.
His nightly rundowns of the most exciting sports highlights of the day were both memorable and colorful, and it was always a pleasure watching him work alongside some of the best in the business.
So I, not unlike many, was saddened to hear of his passing, and my heart and prayers immediately went out to his family—his daughters, in particular, for whom he lived and fought the most adamantly; to have lost his life at such a young age (he was only 49) only brought more emphasis to my goal of living a more intentional and focused life. None of us is ever promised a new dawn, so we must all live the best life we can with the precious time we are blessed and given.
Rest in Paradise, Mr. Scott, and thank you so very much for the memories.