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Friday, December 13, 2013

Remembering the guy who has made a huge impact: Richard Carlson

I read this week's blog post from Kristine Carlson - wife of the late Richard Carlson, author of the Don't Sweat the Small Stuff books - that outlined more about his passing, seven years ago to this date. It's an uplifting post yet sad story.

I often quote Richard when I write and speak. It's odd that I'm able to use the ideas from such a prolific author on self-help and living a peaceful life in my messages about IT and information security. Yet as I grow older, and presumably wiser, I'm realizing that all of this stuff is tied together in ways that cannot be explained.

As Richard said, it is as it is.

I wanted to give a big thanks to Richard on this day for helping me become more emotionally and spiritually intelligent. I've got a long way to go but it's great to know I have such good content to fall back on. I read - and then re-read - his books practically year round. I read his messages on my daily calendar. It's amazing stuff. Thank you Richard.

And thank you Kristine for helping to carry on Richard's legacy. It's difficult, even eerie, to read the things Richard has written about being present, staying healthy, and even our own mortality in his books knowing that he's no longer with us. I can't imagine how it has been for you. Please keep up the great work. Know that I, like many others, am still listening to and am inspired by your messages.