It's been said that in this great big game of life, no one gets out alive. That may be true, but it doesn't mean we can't go out as winners. Perhaps nothing is a better testimony to that than the story of Don Doane.
At the age of 62, after 45 years as a member of the Nutt Farm Bowling Team in Ravenna, Michigan, Don Doane realized his lifelong dream of bowling a perfect 300 game.
Then he died.
Maybe the mounting tension of his game caused the heart attack, maybe it was the rush of pure victorious joy... either way, this man went out at the crowning instant of his life, and I must say, I think that is a beautiful thing. To quote his life-long friend and bowling teammate Todd Place: "It was like a book, a final chapter. He threw his 300 game with his friends, gave each other high-fives and it's like the story ended. He died with a smile on his face."
I wish that for all of us, that we find our ultimate in the midst of doing what we love. Thanks to aol news for the story, and gallerym for the image.
-always merry and bright,