“You learn in West Virginia life is a team sport,” he says. “Communities stick together. Families stick together…Those things have stuck with me and they keep me grounded.”
One of his colleagues is quoted as saying, “I think he’s probably one of the best exports that West Virginia has. I tell you that Brad’s moral compass is probably one of the strongest ones in the industry and it’s really refreshing.”
People notice when you do your job with integrity. People notice when you take your role on the team seriously.
I think about this as we move through the morning traffic. I think about the way my job has weighed so heavy lately and I think about the people I serve.
And the crazy thing that happens when I do? My troubles grow smaller. The weight of the world is lighter. And my eyes are opened to the ways that trusting God with my burdens can help the ones that others bear to become lighter too.
Because Brad Smith was right. Life really is a team sport.