A Tough Act To Follow

We have all heard the expression “She(He) is a tough act to follow.” I ran across the phrase this morning and it got me thinking. What can I do to make my life a tough act to follow. I could be a little more thoughtful, generous, compassionate, and kind, for starters. We go through life trying to be a success in academics, sports, employment, and as parents, but toward the end of one’s life we wonder about things such as the kind of person we were.

Recently, I heard a business associate and friend was literaly on his death bed. We had a falling out many years ago, and over time I realized I could have handled the matter better. I wrote him a long letter apologizing and then saw him in person. I was glad we could reconcile. It caused me to think that I have more apologies I need to make.

We need not try to be better than someone else or be a tough act to follow, we only need to be the best person we can be.

About the author

Webb Hubbell, former Associate Attorney General of The United States, is an author and speaker. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller.

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