Living into a name

I attended a funeral several weeks ago. It was unlike any service I had been to before. It was celebratory, reflective, thoughtful, and dynamic. There were photos, videos, interviews, words, and songs. It was powerful to say the least; life-altering to be specific. One of the pieces that resonated the most was the nickname given to this individual: Champ. The name came about years and years before he would fully demonstrate how accurately this name described him. I guess the question I was left asking myself is: do I have a “name” that’s big enough to live into? Meaning, do I have a life that communicates and creates meaning for others that requires me to live beyond just my own little world? It’s a question worth asking because seeing it done well was remarkable.

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