Tomorrow I have been honored, sad as it is, to be a pall bearer at a funeral. We are close to our family and worry about them when they get sick and miss them when they are called home. My friend passed away last Thursday morning. We served together on varies committees together in the Phoenix Area and I had the occasion to travel with Jay to conventions throughout the United States. On our travels we spent many hours together talking about our businesses and how to improve our industry for others.
I last saw Jay last fall at his birthday party. He just had major surgery for cancer which had spread to many parts of his body. He was in good spirits and felt that the doctors were able to not only stop the cancer, but to give him a clean bill of health. Unfortunately, the cancer came back with a vengeance at the beginning of the year.
Jay was the type of business man that was respected by all who knew him. Everyone was a friend and he would do anything to help anyone in need. He will be sorely missed.
My goal in this blog, is not only to recognizance a great man, but to draw your attention to another family that each of us has, and that’s our business family. In many cases we spend more time with them and rely more on them then we do our immediate family. Don’t be like me and wish “that I had visited Jay more often in the last few months” . Appreciate your business associates and co-workers; let them know that they are important in your live. Make it a point to do something special, a card, e-mail, etc, telling them that you appreciate them.
” What no one ever saw or heard, what no one ever thought could happen, is the very thing God prepared for those who love him.