Last Wednesday night was one I will never forget.
An amazing group of my friends came out to a sports bar, shared some laughs, and we all had a great time together. That might sound like a regular event in my life, but this one was different.
It was the launch of my book: Life is Sweet.
It’s a book of short stories from my life, and it’s a book I have wanted to write for a long time.
I tell stories all the time, from the stage, with friends in the hockey locker room; it’s what I do, and I love it.
Rewind about five weeks, and my good friend Andrea brings up the idea of me hosting a party. She says something about me knowing lots of cool people that would never get the chance to meet each other and celebrate. I love hanging with my friends, and having it in a sports bar sounds interesting.
I listen and send out an invite, not sure of what will come out of it.
49 people came out on a freezing cold Wednesday night.
Friends from all areas of my life. Some I haven’t seen in years. It was surreal!
I joked about this: the only time this crowd would come together is for my funeral. It was ironic, because the day before, I did a corporate training event where we did the funeral exercise from Stephen Covey’s “7 Habits of Highly Effective People”. Basically, if six people from different areas of your life were to speak at your funeral, who would they be and what would they say. This is what flooded my mind as I looked around the room.
But this was a party, a celebration! To everyone who came, I can’t thank you enough.
We are the company we keep and I am so grateful for my amazing group of friends.
Life is indeed very sweet.