“We all are so deeply interconnected; we have no option but to love all. Be kind and do good for any one and that will be reflected. The ripples of the kind heart are the highest blessings of the Universe.” ― Amit Ray, Yoga and Vipassana: An Integrated Life Style
My friend, Charlie Cogan is a reflection of the above quote. This week he received an award (Carl Schurz Friendship Award) for his humanitarian international work. I have found that Charlie knows everybody and everybody knows him. Charlie is well known because Charlie shows up. When I go to some event, Charlie is there. He is making connections; he is dreaming up and carrying out projects and making new friends. He has been a great role model for me. It is a pleasure to work with Charlie and to be his friend.
Charlie and I share a unique sports history in that our sons, John and Bryce played soccer together and then later Charlie and I played soccer together. Cool huh?