Be The Best.

And so it begins – The Commencement – Part 3

Two years ago, on Easter Sunday, I began this blog.

I thought it might go for a month, then two months, then six, then for sure end at 12, then it kept going.

Although these past few months the posts have been more in my head then typed onto the screen, it’s not for lack of topics.   Along this pathway/journey/road/highway/trail you have ups and you have downs.  You have valleys and you have views.  You learn to laugh with a broken heart.  You learn to live with a hole in your heart.  You even learn to win and conquer with an altered existence.

That’s the REAL secret of Sunday.

It’s not about the razzle dazzle.

It’s about the amazing reality that there is life with tragedy.  There is hope with sorrow.  There is bitter and there is sweet, mixed and stirred.

Sunday is about hope.

Sunday is about future.

Sunday is about change.

After 21 years at an amazing post secondary school that has become a home not just a job…I am taking a leave.

I’m heading to the private sector working to assist entrepreneurs build their businesses.

A big change.

I’m not sure I would have done it without the Be The Best thinking part of my every waking minute.

Now, I’m not encouraging anyone to quit their jobs or do anything crazy, but I will challenge all of you to Be The Best!

What does that mean to you?

What are your dreams?

What are your goals?

How are you putting those into measurable pieces, sliced up by months and days?

Chris’ passion fuels me.  Chris’ passion to Be The Best fuels all of us, even those who never met him.

It’s Sunday…but it’s early Sunday morning.

Hope is on the horizon, but the road ahead is still very unknown.

But one thing I know is that Sunday’s here, and by making one decision at a time we’ll be more ‘Be The Best’ then if we just sit back and let things happen.

Sunday’s here, hope is here and HOPE is an action word.

Be The Best.

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.

5 replies on “And so it begins – The Commencement – Part 3”

Thank you Randy for sharing your journey with us these last two years. It’s hard to believe that it’s been two years since Chris left this world. You have inspired me with your stories and experiences. We now walk along side our friends, waiting for answers and praying for a miracle. I wish you all the very best in your new endeavour. I will miss your blog posts; they became a routine for me to read week and after week and I so enjoyed each one of them.

Thanks Elaine. We’re working on putting all the posts together in an e-book for others on their journeys. I’ll more than likely be blogging in a different kind of way over the next year and will update this blog with that info when appropriate. All the very best to you and your family!

Hi Randy,

I cannot believe it is 2 years since Chris’s passing. I have enjoyed reading your blog and I know it was an inspiration to everyone.
I wish you the best of luck with you new business endeavour.
Wishing you and Ingrid All the best…

Gloria Katnick

P.s. retirement is great.

Hi Randy
Having met you a few times at BCIT, I did not realize the pain that you and your family had gone through. By chance I did a google search on your name and read the details of your family’s last 2.5 years. My heart goes out to you and your family, May God’s peace be with you all!

I wish you all the best on you new direction, I hope it goes very well

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