Nashville loses trusted voice of Dan Miller

No – I’m doing just fine – really.  Yesterday morning’s Tennessean headlined the news that our 30-year NBC affiliate news anchor here in Nashville had died of a heart attack.  And he just happened to have the same name as I do.  Today’s paper has the headline:  Nashville loses trusted voice of Dan Miller.  That Dan was a very trusted and respected personality here in Nashville. 

I must admit I have read through all the kind things being said about Dan Miller.  Don’t we all wonder what will be said about us when we’re gone?  In Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, author Stephen Covey says we all want to:  Live, Love, Learn and Leave a Legacy.  I trust that I am doing each of those well.

What would people be saying about you if yesterday you had a heart attack and died unexpectedly?  How would those closest to you remember their last encounter?  How would your boss or employees be describing you?  How would the waitress who forgot to leave the onions off your hamburger remember you?  What about that mechanic who tried but failed to fix the rattle in your car? 

We don’t create a “legacy” by planning the last year of our lives.  No, we are creating our “legacy” right now – every day, by every single act we do, every word we say, and every thought we allow to grow in our minds.  Put your own name in the headline above and imagine how you would be remembered today.

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4 Responses to “Nashville loses trusted voice of Dan Miller”

  1. Marla Martenson Says:

    This is so true Dan, we must not to forget that the little things that we do have as big of an impact on the world and people as the big things.

  2. Cindy Says:

    Dan Miller was a Nightly News Man in our home here in Smyrna, Tn. on Channel 4 News. We grew to laugh w/ him and we loved him as a person. He knew his work like the back of my hand. Our thoughts and Prayers go out to his entire family in Georgia. Dan Miller we will miss you friend. May God Bless You.

  3. Cindy Says:

    Dan Miller was a Nightly News Man in our home here in Smyrna, Tn. on Channel 4 News. We grew to laugh w/ him and we loved him as a person. He knew his work like the back of my hand. Our thoughts and Prayers go out to his entire family in Georgia. Dan Miller we will miss you friend. May God Bless You.

    Cindy & Richard Elliott of Smyrna, Tn.

  4. Amanda C Lawrence Says:

    We are so glad to hear that you are okay!
    Amanda and Simon

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