Mike Piazza and his lovely wife were on attendence at our Blues Alley concerts. He said he was a longtime fan of mine-who knew?!
I’ve been fortunate and blessed to meet many awesome people – famous and not famous along the way, and still on the musical and life journey. Muhammad Ali “The Greatest” was one. He lived a remarkable life and inspiration so many with his courage and convictions far beyond the ring.
Had to dig this one out of my vast photo archives – there I am waiting to meet him among others also waiting to talk to “The Greatest.” This was in 1982 at an event at Ali’s home in Los Angeles’ gated Windsor Square / Hancock Park. #muhammadali #jodywatley #shalamar #archive#vintage #losangeles #itsinthemusic #music #life #thejourne— My Mom also told me Ali signed my Dad’s bible back in the 60’s 🙏🏽✨ both on to glory now ✨
“I don’t have to be what you want me to be, I’m free to be who I want..” – Muhammad Ali
“..I don’t have to be who you want me to be. I’m free to be what I want.” “I said I was the greatest before I knew I was.” “Impossible is nothing.” “We become heroes when we stand up for what we believe.” “Don’t count the days -make the days count.” “Age is whatever you think it is, you’re as old as you think you are.” “..if I have changed one life for the better, I haven’t lived in vain..”the man who has no imagination has no wings”….so many pearls of wisdom and inspiration.
Some favorite quotes I’ve shared over the years from The Greatest. Such an inspiring life, never afraid to speak his mind and evolve-did it his way.
Rest peace Muhammad Ali. A great champion, ambassador, humanitarian beloved around the world. My condolences to his family, friends and all who knew him best. 🙏🏽✨
“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities.” – Norman Vincent Peale
If you’ve ever had people trying to tell you what and how to do something you’re working toward personally or professionally – yet have never achieved anything in your field, relationships, etc. and they seem to feel they have all the answers for your life without your ever asking for advice – this might resonate! I knew someone who knew the secret to winning the lottery, though they’d never even won even a small prize. Walk the path of your own life – ignore the know it all’s, naysayers and crabs in the barrel of life.