Yesterday, I wrote about How Would You Like to Be Remembered?
I would like to confess that when I leave my office for an appointment, my wife and/or my paralegal ask me three questions:
- Is your zipper up?
- Do you have your cell phone?
- Do you have any aluminum foil on your shirt buttons?
When Shoshin Nagamine came to Hawaii in 1996, he gave a very special speech at the Kahala Hilton entitled Karate and World Peace. I was fortunate to attend the speech and the formal dinner that followed, and had to purchase a new suit for the occasion. Halfway through the dinner, I realized that I had not removed the tag from the left sleeve of the suit jacket!
So it is important to do good things so that you will create a legacy and be remembered. But as we age, it is also important to just remember!
I am convinced that Karate training stimulates our brains and helps us to think quickly and to remember things... but maybe not about foil covered buttons.
Charles C. Goodin