Gary Player, Golfer and Role Model

Gary Player, golfer and role model

Good Morning, God!

A couple of days ago Kit came into my office and said, “Here’s a blog topic!”  He had been listening to Scott Simon’s interview with Gary Player and he had printed out the complete transcript for me.

Kit knows my heart for Africa and Gary Player was responsible for breaking the line by having an African American golfer play in South Africa. It can’t have been easy, God, for Gary to do that.

Back when South Africa was under Apartheid there was a lot of social pressure on whites to conform. So, it was a Big Deal for Gary Player to arrange for Lee Elder to play there. I bet there are still folks in SA that don’t like him.

Grit, God! The man has grit! He is 75 now — 76 on November 1st. Hmm. That’s our daughter’s birthday. She also has grit, God!  Thank You, God, for people with GRIT and with Principles.

Back to Gary Player, God. He has a charity foundation and for years has been raising money to help underprivileged children — he grew up poor, himself.  Besides being generous he is also incredible fit — doing 1,000 sit ups 4 days a week and climbing double height stairs up a mountainside. But, he points out that exercise is only 30% — eating right is 70%. He eats organic food grown on his ranch.

No wonder Kit liked the interview with Gary Player — Kit, too, has grit, is principledn, generous, really fit and eats well. Thank you, God, for men like Kit!

Oh, and Thank You, God, for the miracle of Apartheid being overturned without bloodshed!

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Posted in choosing HARD, Choosing Meaning, exercising, grit

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