Given the time that is coming upon us with political debates and a Presidential election in the US, I thought this was appropriate to post. Good to be reminded…
Archive for the ‘Word’ Category
Similar to yesterday’s post, this story is one of triumph over tragedy, a community coming together for encouragement and support. There are so many stories to take away from this; I think you will agree that this is one fortunate little town. Read the story and watch the video HERE.
- Little League World Series 2012 Live! – llworldseries.active.com (girlsplaybaseball.wordpress.com)
- Petaluma Advances in Little League World Series After Extra-Inning Win (kron4.com)
- New Jersey among winners in Little League WS (mlb.mlb.com)
- Little League World Series fans shower Uganda with support (pennlive.com)
- Four unbeatens roll at Little League World Series (mlb.mlb.com)
We started a new message series at church, one which also included movie clips from one of my favorites to make the point. If you have not seen “Mr. Holland’s Opus” I would highly recommend it. The storyline is one of a life taking direction one didn’t plan, and realizing at the end that the impact on others was indeed profound, whether intended or not. Mr. Holland is a composer turned music teacher because he wants a job that will give him time to write his symphony (teachers are laughing right now). What he ends up with is 30 years of impacting students’ lives in and out of the classroom.
The main point of the message on Sunday was to consider the legacy we leave to the next generations. Whether we intend or not, we do leave something for others to follow. In that case, perhaps we should consider a little more carefully the values we pass on, the things that are really important to us by how we live and not just what we say. Although the intended audience was parents, and fathers in particular, each one of us should consider how we impact the generations to come.
The ending to “Mr. Holland’s Opus” is classic, and you can watch it HERE. One of my all-time favorite scenes starts at about minute 3:32.
What is the legacy you’re leaving?
A milestone for The Kindness Kronicles – we made it over just 5,000 hits as of Saturday the 16th! 5,025, to be exact! That may not sound like a lot to some of the bloggers I’ve had the pleasure of “meeting” through this community; I never thought my little project started in January would garner this much attention. That says we are more than ready for Kindness in this world. Thank you for being such a big part of my small attempt!
I would like to leave you with this quote a friend posted on facebook today:
“Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.” ~ Charles Wesley