Steve McNair and Michael Jackson

The respect that leadership must have requires that one’s ethics be without question. A leader not only stays above the line between right and wrong, he stays well clear of the gray areas.

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With all the news circulating about these two men one thing is clear. They have both died leaving their families with a lot of questions. It has given me the resolve to live my life openly. I don’t want to die amidst confusion of who I was in the dark. I want my family to know who I am both good and bad.

I want the things people say about me after I am gone to be true statements of my character.

Her windows were only cleaned halfway up because the gal that cleans her house is short and she never made her use a step stool.

Her baseboards needed desperate help.

She had expired lipstick in her makeup drawer because she always meant to go buy that color again.

She was headstrong and stubborn and she didn’t always handle things properly.

She had a stupid fear of choking on pills.

My life may not be perfect but at least it is what it is. I don’t want to die and then have my children wonder who I really was. I don’t want people to think they never knew me. How about you? Do you live your life in secret or do you try your best to live your life honestly?