Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Thoughts - July 13, 2016

"He can kill anything for need but he could not even hurt a feeling for pleasure.”
― John Steinbeck, Cannery Row
We all know a few people like this. I'm not sure "kill" is the right word in this day and age (except for deer meat and the like...or a poisonous snake on the front stoop...), but we can picture such a scenerio in our modern times. It is the person who is willing to stand up for justice, take up for the bullied, risk much in the face of danger, yet is gentle in spirit. I admire that kind of courage, especially in one whose nature leans more to kindness and a keen awareness of others' feelings. We find these people in every profession - soldier, lawyer, farmer, factory worker, mechanic, teacher, preacher, carnival ride attendant. Even a few politicians. They are the ones who get the job done while still loving their neighbors. Seek them out, notice, and emulate. We always have more to learn. - Beth Almond Ford

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