Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. – Martin Luther King, Jr
While riding the subway and browsing ESPN, I came across the news that one of the Baltimore Raven's players, Tray Walker, whom was only 23-years-old was in a tragic motorbike and later passed away. I thought the open letter from their coach John Harbaugh was not only unbelievably touching, but an inspiring and motivating message that should be shared. Therefore, the below is verbatim Coach Harbaugh's message:
Right now, this moment is an incredibly difficult time for our Team and our Family. One of our Brothers, Tray Walker, is fighting for his life. I know we are showering him with, and covering he and his family with, Prayer and hope.
That was the kind of phone call you never want [to] get as a coach, as a parent, as a brother, as a friend. This shook me and all of us. Like some of you, I haven’t been able to rest since hearing the news late last night.
As I focused about Tray this morning, some thoughts came to mind that I wanted to share. What would I say to my own son, if I had a son, in a situation like this? You guys are that important to me.
This is what I would be saying to you in the team meeting room if we were together today: There is a lot going on out there and you are going to be involved in tough and difficult situations. You are making and will continue to make important choices pretty much every day. That’s okay. That’s our reality. It can even be very good to be put in different circumstances. To make it right, you are going to have to grow up fast. Probably faster than many of your friends and family.
Please remember to …