1. To love God in a radical but sane way.
2. To give.
3. To be grateful for my job.
4. To be faithful to my family and friends.
5. To grill the best barbequed chicken in the world.
6. To laugh.
7. To treat women, especially the one to whom you’re married, with deep respect.
8. To fail with dignity and to succeed with grace.
9. To give my children room to find themselves.
10. To live so that I’ll be missed.
I’ll always be grateful to Champ Lee Ruffin (July 25, 1921-May 27, 1979)