Tony Dungy: In the presence of Greatness
In my life, I've met many interesting people from all walks of life. I find something interesting in almost everyone. I find something exceptional, something truly remarkable in very few.
Fame and celebrity do pitifully little to impress me. Believe me, there are a lot of famous people that did not become famous for their values or socially redeeming qualities.
On rare occasion, I have been blessed to be in the presence of true greatness. I sensed it immediately. A person that is just made of better stuff than others. No flash...just all substance.
They have greater character. They possess greater integrity. And their faith is palpably strong. A person that truly leads by example. Their words and their deeds are consistent. They truly walk the walk.
A human being that everyone can learn from. A person that makes the world a better place by the manner in which they live their life.
Tony Dungy is one of those truly special human beings.
I have been blessed to meet and speak with him very briefly on two occasions.
He will never remember me. And I will never forget him.
May God continue to bless Tony Dungy and his family.