Lou Holtz and the Good Life

Lou Holtz seems to come up quite often when I’m talking to my Dad. Football has nothing to do with it.

As the Coach of Notre Dame, Lou Holtz left us with a legacy of wisdom on how to live a good life. His philosophy was simple: “Do right. Do your best. Treat others as you want to be treated.”

When we first moved to the States, I attended Catholic School. *waving hello to St. Mary’s Academy in Colorado* In Sister Marie Joann’s classroom was a large, goldenrod colored sign that said “The Golden Rule – Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” All day, when we looked at the board, looked at Sister Marie Joann, looked at the other students at our tables, we saw that sign and those words.

Life really is that simple. In all you do, do what is right. Do everything to your best ability. And treat others with kindness, dignity, compassion, respect. Follow the Golden Rule.

No matter your creed or politics or faith, can we all agree on this?

Dad always goes to other Lou Holtz wisdoms. You can read his summary here

Even in the grand scheme of our relationships, we can break it down to simple statements: do we share a commitment to a common goal? Do we care for each other? Can we trust each other?

Let’s get back to the simple things.

Blessings to you all. Happy Spring!

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