I had two growing up

Teacher Doug Buuke and Uncle Bob.

They stand out in my mind because they treated me based on value and

not status (as a subordinate) – not as I was – an immature child.

Those rare gems stand out in our minds because they lift us and encourage us.

How many people will we touch today –

                                    either with a hard face or

                                                            an uplifting smile and a kind word?

Let’s remember our blessings and to ”pass the bless”.

Wisdom teaches me to influence others for good by

                                             doing good unto them…  regardless of ‘details’.