Our #ThrowbackThursday is some good old-fashioned stewardship of re-use. These bricks are from the second Jennings Hall building, erected after the first was destroyed by fire in 1946. They were originally from St. John the Evangelist Cathedral in Cleveland, which underwent extensive reconstruction in the 1940s.
Today let’s think about KINDNESS. Can you be too nice? I heard of a woman who is a hard core believer in the adage, “It’s nice to be important, but it’s important to be nice.” She likes to tell about when she first started to referee children’s basketball games. Her grown son stopped by to watch her officiate one of her first practice games. Afterward he suggested that she be more forceful. “You know, Mom,” he said, “you don’t have to say, ‘I’m sorry, dear, but you stepped out of bounds.’”
Author Henry James said, “Three things in human life are important: The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.”
What if today you gave yourself permission to be outrageously kind? What if you extended as much good will and kindness as you can possibly muster to every person you meet? And what if you did it with no thought of reward? I’m sure of one thing: it will be a day you will never regret.
– Steve Goodier