Today people woke up to the very sad news of Kobe Bryant’s passing. The chopper he was riding crashed in Calabasas, California. All 9 passengers, including Kobe’s 13-year old daughter, Gianna, perished. It was such a tragic day. People from all over the world mourn the loss of not only one of the best NBA players of all time, but of a legend, too.

This inspiring quote from Kobe struck a chord that I just had to share it. In his short life he has inspired a multitude of people the world over. He is not only an exceptional athlete, but also a passionate, dedicated, and loving family man.

Kobe Bryant’s untimely demise reminds us that life is fleeting. We never know what the future holds.

Tonight, as we say a prayer for Kobe and Gigi’s souls, and the others who passed on with them, may we hug our children a little tighter and kiss our beloved a minute or two longer. May we realize how precious it is that we are here alive, that we get to spend our lives with people who matter most. And, may we never fail to try and inspire others as much as we can, just like what Kobe did.

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is a 30-something work-at-home mum who blogs in between home chores + child-minding. i love coffee, books + reading, collecting lovely postcards, + spending loads of time outdoors with my little man.