Be The Best.

I’ve got nothing…

‘I’ve got nothing.  I can’t think of anything to say.’

I’ve heard that a lot in the past few weeks and again today.  Guess what?  I totally get it…and I totally respect it.  Guess what else?  We deeply respect and appreciate any thought or action including many who don’t know what to say.

What is there to say?  Ingrid asked me how I was doing today.  Good and sad was my answer.  It was a good day…but losing Chris has left a hole that is so large it will simply be impossible to fill in this lifetime.  That being said, so many awesome things are happening.  I’m hearing stories (facebook, email, phone calls, in person) about people Being The Best.  It is awesome.  The Chris Friesen-Be The Best lacrosse sticks are amazing! (reminder: orders close this Sunday). I got a call this week from Team BC, the Provincial lacrosse team.  The U16 and U19 teams will be wearing a CF on their jerseys at the Canadian Nationals this Labour Day in Saskatoon!  How cool is that?

Chris (41) handles ball at Field Nationals 2009 in Winnipeg

These are the things that keep us moving forward.  Not just the remembrance stuff, but the knowledge that Chris touched so many lives and has inspired so many.  And don’t forget, Be The Best doesn’t mean winning all the time.  Max and I were watching Steve Nash and the Suns lose to the Lakers in a heartbreaker tonight.  Yah, they lost, but Steve Nash was the best.  He was incredible.  That’s what it is all about.  Breaking your own records, setting the bar higher and HELPING PEOPLE along the way.  Life is a team game!

Go rock your Friday.

By Randy Friesen

Randy Friesen is a business strategist, manager and educator based in Vancouver, BC and Detroit, Michigan. He is also a husband and father. He loves the creative process and is active in creating art and music.

3 replies on “I’ve got nothing…”

I felt the same way today, alot of good things going on but still missing Chris!!!! I picked up a young boy today from the bus stop, he goes to brookswood and of course we talked about Chris and you Randy. When i told him that i am reading your blog he quickly replyed me to every day!!!! He said that every one at the school has gotten alot closer!!!! Thanks for being there for us. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

yes Randy, you and your family are making a big impact. Thanks for sharing your heart

Hi Randy. I’m just continually amazed and awed at your words, and your ability to communicate from the heart the truth of what you and Ingrid and Max are experiencing… so openly. There are soooo many of us out there who just have a history of never talking about feelings, emotions, etc., especially the really difficult stuff. We just simply don’t know how. But when us ‘I’ve got nothin’ folks give it a try, and stutter awkwardly through something that, afterward, we realize was probably totally the wrong thing to say… well, I greatly appreciate your words above that you ‘deeply respect and appreciate’ any action. It’s all in the spirit of reaching out.

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