We are home again from Des Moines. I got to do a little shopping yesterday morning while Jon was in meetings. Strolled around Barnes and Noble and drank chai tea, went to Target. The guys got their 25 year certificates in the afternoon followed by a reception, then most of the Harlan group went out for supper at Biaggis…very good. This morning I spent a couple of hours at Kohl’s after dropping off the guys at the meetings, then sat in on the session “The Richest Man in Town”. That was excellent. Small group of us went to Applebee’s for lunch then drove home. I even survived the whole dressing up ordeal for Thursday afternoon and evening. Today was more casual which was fine with me. Megan and Greg will be here during the day tomorrow then go to her Christmas party and we will go to mine. They leave on Sunday for NC for a week, and they’re looking forward to some together time in their own space.
Thought for the day
The speaker today on the richest man talked about a gentleman he came to know and how loved he was because of how he treated people. Even though he worked at a job most of us would not want to do, he treated the people he met there with such grace and sincere appreciation that the ripple affect of his life has reached across continents. What a legacy to leave…it gives us much to consider in this season of hurry and stress…to decide to be happy ourselves and give that away to the most random people that cross our paths is to live as we are called to live. During an interview with today’s speaker this humble man quoted Francis of Assisi “Preach the Gospel at all times, and, if necessary, use words.”