I have always admired legendary basketball coach John Wooden. However, the older I get, the more I look up to Wooden for his contributions off the basketball court. He was an amazing person: hardworking, charitable, gracious, wise.
He was also frugal, living simply in the same modest Encino condo until his death in 2010. He has inspired me to find joy in the simple things in life that don’t cost much money: a beautiful sunrise, a hot mug of tea, a good book, the happy thump of my dog’s tail against the carpet.