Listened and watched a wonderful podcast and powerful documentary short today. The subjects reflected on life and death, respectively. The first is from my favorite podcast called Radiolab. The episode is titled 23 Weeks 6 Days and chronicles the story of a couple whose daughter was born extremely prematurely. Questions upon questions are delved into surrounding the miracle of birth and the struggle of life.
The video is a 30 for 30 documentary short The Irrelevant Giant. John Tuggle, the 1983 NFL draft's Mr. Irrelevant, a moniker given to the last pick in the NFL draft, was anything but irrelevant to legendary coach Bill Parcells. The normally tough New York Giants head coach remembers Tuggle's emotional journey.
Both pieces of media spoke to me and I hope can speak to you. Life is a wonderful gift. And the strength and inspiration of a child or person that embraces and lives life to its fullest is something that we all can learn from, gain strength from, and honor by living our lives for what they are: beautiful gifts. Enjoy the sunshine!