Weekly Intention – A Time For Reflection

03.03.13 | Posted in Weekly Intention

This past week brought what I’ve heard other writers talk about before – writer’s block. Numerous attempts were made to honor the commitment I made to write a Weekly Intention designed to inspire you to evaluate an area of your life where an intentional effort of focus would pay huge dividends in your growth as an UnCommon Leader. But, the words just didn’t flow.

There had been something weighing heavy and today brought some sad news and it’s caused much reflection and prayer. I’ve just lost a very good friend who succumbed to an over five year battle with brain cancer. Last year I wrote a blog titled Decision Time which was written when I lost another friend to a sudden heart attack. Every time we lose someone close to us it should make us take pause for reflection and introspection. I’ll keep this one short and repost just a brief portion of the blog from last year.

“Life is short no matter when you pass. Focus on the important things in your life like family, faith and enjoying the many blessings we all have. Be with the people you love when you’re with them. Turn off business and tune in to what is important. And, if there is someone in your life that is very important to you and you haven’t told them just how much they mean to you, then do it now. You may need to pick up the phone and tell someone you love them…..today!

The friend I lost isn’t lost though. Here on Earth we lost an UnCommon Leader, but Heaven gained a saint. May God bless and be with his wife, his children, family and friends.

Onward & Upward!

Ed Chaffin

(NIV) 2 Timothy 4:7 – I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have kept the faith.

2 Responses to “Weekly Intention – A Time For Reflection”

  1. Lauren Lee says:

    I’m sorry for your loss, Ed. Thank you for mustering inspirational words for us despite your mourning at this time. Onward & upward!

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