Tuesday, January 18, 2005

crossing guard

It is good to be back in Tucson after our ski trip! The trip went very well and there were no injuries. (That's always the first question.) This morning I was pulling into the parking lot at the Ott YMCA. There is a crosswalk right at the entrance, with a school crossing guard. As I approached the crosswalk, the crossing guard was letting a group of 4 or 5 kids cross the street. This crossing guard was having a great time! He was smiling and laughing and talking with the kids. Think for a minute about the positive effect this guy's cheerfulness and positive outlook could have on these kids. This is actually a pretty good ministry this guy has, isn't it? He gets to impact probably hundreds of our city's children and send them to school with a smile and a positive attitude and a kind word. These children have one more positive adult influence in their lives. What can YOU do to make the world a better place? What can YOU do to bring the kingdom of God to the corner of the world where you live? It can be something that SEEMS small and simple, but it can have tremendous impact. Lets all try to find a good work to do or a person to encourage TODAY.

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