Friday, January 23, 2009


Yesterday, 9 years ago my friend and university basketball teammate, Dwayne Rivard passed away. I am fortunate enough to know his family well and I am very close with his sister Paula. I was blessed when Paula gave me a special rock that belonged to Dwayno. This rock I take with me on all my adventures. I kept it in my pocket all day yesterday and i had an amazing day. I felt incredible and inspired. My day ended with a ski tour up Blackcomb Mountain on a night with countless stars. This rock goes with me to the top's of mountains, along pristine rivers, in deep valleys and rainforests and on the boundless energy of the ocean. It also reminds me of how fortunate I am. Fortunate for the amazing life I have and for the amazing people in my life. Don't forget to tell someone how much you love them. 

"Every year that I live I am more convinced that the waste of life lies in the love we have not given, the powers we have not used, the selfish prudence which will risk nothing, and which, shirking pain, misses happiness as well." - Mary Cholmondeley

1 comment:

Rivurd3311 said...

Thank you Norm..this means the world to me..words cannot describe the emotions I feel about the loss of a brother, a best are helping to keep Dwayne's memories alive..I am blessed to have you in my life..I hope you continue to feel incredible and inspired with his stone, and that the energy continues to flow..i am grateful to you for so many I have said before "You will always have a special place in my heart.." paula