I’m excited to share my new book – The Two Most Important Days of Your Life.
The book – The Two Most Important Days of Your Life is a fable based on a true story.
Years ago, my friend Wes Blatter received an unexpected phone call that quickly put life into perspective. On the other end of the line was a devastated and emotional mother. She greeted Wes, and said, “I don’t know if you remember me or my family but ten years ago you were my son Danny’s Scout Master.” She paused momentarily and then said, “The reason I am calling is because Danny committed suicide yesterday. He left a note describing how you had been a positive influence in his life and asked for you to speak at his funeral.”
Not only was Wes shocked at the reality of the situation, but also after so many years he could not remember this young boy or picture his face. He sat in his living room feeling a flood of emotions. How sad that a young man felt so lost he believed ending his life was his only alternative. What could he possibly share at the funeral to give Danny’s family comfort? What words could he offer if he could not even remember the experiences they shared together?
Wes went to see Danny’s parents, and after reminiscing and looking through photo albums the memories came. Danny was a shy boy when he joined the Scout troop at age twelve. He was awkward and unpopular, but had a kind heart. Wes remembered putting his arm around Danny to help him fit in. A little recognition was a godsend for this boy so many had overlooked. Fond memories filled Wes’ mind and heart: campouts, hikes, boxing tournaments, getting lost in a blizzard—experiences that only a twelve-year-old Scout would love.
Danny’s parents explained that as he got older he fell through the cracks. He didn’t fit in and wanted more than anything to be liked and appreciated. Eventually Danny found friends in the wrong crowd. They were not doing the right things but they paid attention to him when no one else did. Years of drug use followed by bad choices left him alone and unhappy.
At age twenty-six Danny decided that his life was without purpose, and he ended it. On a cold winter morning, with a few hundred friends and family gathered, Wes tried to give comfort and strength through his words. The title of his talk was, “The Two Most Important Days of Your Life.” After sharing stories of a happy twelve-year-old Scout, Wes shared a great truth, “The two most important days of your life are the day you are born, and the day you discover why. “
Danny never found that second day.
What is the meaning of life?
That one question has been asked by people throughout time. Religions, nations, philosophers, skeptics, all have pondered the possibilities and provided no end of universal answers. But ultimately, at its core, it is an intensely personal question.
What is the meaning of my life?
Why am I here?
What is my purpose?
The day you answer these questions is the day you begin living a life of meaning and fulfillment.
It is the day you realize you are unique and powerful.
It is the day you become aware that you have a contribution to make in life that no one else is capable of making.
It is the day you recognize your potential, and realize that you, and only you, are capable of reaching that potential.
It is the day you understand that trials and struggles, as well as triumphs and successes, are all important, unavoidable, and quite necessary parts of the process.
It is the day you see what you are, not what you are not.
After the day you were born, it is the most important day of your life.
Discovering and living your second day gives meaning to your life and to all the lives you touch.
This book will help you find it.
It was from Wes’ amazing story that this book was born. I teamed up with two other great storytellers Chad Hymas and Don Yaeger to share a fable that teaches a lesson everyone needs to understand. The story in the two most important days of your life follows Coach Michael Coleman as he discovers his second day and in the process will help you to find your own second day.
Thank you for going on this journey with us.
For more information and how you can order the book; go to www.thetwomostimportantdays.com
Life is like a row boat. I believe finding/ living your second is like being transformed to a speed boat. Inspiring, thought provoking story. Looking forward to reading the book.