Sunday, March 31, 2013


Joy to all of you on this special Sunday.  And, since we have different beliefs, I’m going to pass on a “feel good” story I heard this week about the innate goodness in each one of us.

We had a leak in our shower and had to have it torn out and redone.  Freddie came in a beat up truck, old clothes, and a scraggly beard to do the job.  He was an amazing craftsman and our shower looks like artwork.  Freddie was not only professional, he had a peaceful, lovable spirit about him

I called the tile distributor to tell them how impressed we were.  The manager there went on to tell the story of how Freddie and Buck started the company 20 years ago.  They had been best friends since first grade and made a great team.  Buck got cancer and Freddie continued doing tile on his own.  Several people knew of Buck’s trouble and wanted to start a fund to help him pay bills.  They went to Freddie to explain their plan and with a tear running down his cheek Freddie replied, “Buck don’t need no help.  As long as I work he still gets half of what I make.”

I’m not sure why the story touched my heart, but it’s a reminder of the goodness in people.  It’s a reminder not to judge a book by its cover.  And it’s a reminder to all of us to smile and to try to be a little kinder and gentler today.

Whatever you believe…blessings to you and yours!