Sunday, November 13, 2011

John "Buck" O'Neil

Today is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Buck O'Neil. There is an exhibit about his life in the changing gallery at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum that will be up through February 5, 2012. The exhibit uses the work of visual artists and poets to help tell the story of Buck's life and his impact on others. Below are just a few things I believe he taught us.

Buck Up

Make the most
of the opportunities
you are given
and work to
give more
to others.
Honor your history, but
always move forward.
Accept that life
will hand you
but avoid actions
that will cause
in yourself.
Never hesitate 
to share a smile.
Most of all, love.
Oh yeah, love.